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Exceptional Late 18th Century English Tea Caddy in Tortoiseshell


An exceptional quality late 18th century English octagonal tea caddy in tortoise shell with a reverse painted allegorical lozenge on the front. Excellent overall condition, with some interior lining losses.


  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    circa Late 18th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent. Very good overall condition, with some interior lining losses, other imperfections, and expected wear from age and use. Please contact us directly with inquiries before purchasing..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions

    H 5 in. x W 4 in. x D 2.75 in.

    H 12.7 cm x W 10.16 cm x D 6.99 cm

  • Seller location
    Milford, NH
  • Seller reference number
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