May 19, 2021 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Tortoise and Mother of Pearl Inlaid Tea Caddy

British, 19th century, rectangular block front with flared skirt on bun feet, mother of pearl inlaid floral decoration and silver escutcheon, ivory framed interior with two covered foil lined compartments, 5-1/4 x 7-3/4 x 4-3/4 in.

Note: ◉This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.

Provenance:Private Florida Collection


hairline cracks to tortoiseshell veneer on center top panel, minor damage to  mother of pearl on front right panel, some discoloration to ivory molding, lacking key

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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