Very rare, striking red Tortoiseshell & Silver Oval Tea Caddy with beautifully engraved solid silver edging, escutcheon and ring pull handle. The silver edge on the opening of the caddy has the hinge expertly incorporated into its design. The interior contains a single, floating red tortoiseshell lid with turned bone handle.
A very rare example and complex shape using one whole piece of striking red Tortoiseshell with fabulous silver mounts.
This splendid Red Tortoiseshell Oval tea caddy comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key and still contains traces of its tin foil lining.