Victorian Mother Of Pearl, Ivory and Abalone Tea Caddy.
A truly elegant single tea caddy in beautiful mother of Pearl, abalone and Ivory. The tea caddy has a beautiful star burst scene to the top of the lid with a abalone and mother of pearl pattern to the front. The tea caddy dates back to c.1840. it’s edged in Ivory, with a working lock and key and a silver key escutcheon. Open the box to reveal a ivory slip to the inside, it’s original material to the back of the inside lid, The box features a beautiful mother of Pearl and abalone lId with a mother of Pearl knob to the centre and silver hinges. A remarkable tea caddy in superb condition, a perfect addition to a tea caddy collection.
The Tea Caddy measures 8 x 7.5 and stands 9cm high.