Lot 1202
A Regency Inlaid Tortoise Shell Tea Caddy
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early 19th century, of octagonal form with inlaid ivory escutcheon and vertical silver stringing, conforming hinged lid with domed center and reeded finial surmount, opens to ivory veneer rims with tin and marbled paper lining, molded base raised on bun feet.

6 3/4 x 5 x 4 1/8 in.

Private Collection, Aiken, South Carolina

Later tinned and papered interior; hairline to lid; some silver inlay loss; crack to finial.