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Lot 1132
Diminutive Octagonal Tortoise Shell Tea Caddy, early 19th c., with metal inlay and ivory mounts, the front with a silverplate engraved "EF," the interior with a walnut lid, H.- 5 in., W.- 4 3/16 in., D.- 3 in. Provenance: The Estate of James C. Westerfield, Jackson, Mississippi.


Condition consistent with age and use. An approximate ¼ inch crack in the ivory trim on the bottom. A piece of inlay is raised between two front panels. Slight separations throughout seams. Several 1 cm cracks to one section on back of lid. An approximate 1 inch section of inlay is lacking on the lid. White residue from a possible repair at two seams. A 1 inch cluster of scratches on the interior lid. Spots of grey residue throughout interior. A classic example. ALL PROPERTY IS SOLD “AS IS.” NO STATEMENT REGARDING CONDITION OF ANY ITEM, WHETHER IT IS MADE ORALLY AT THE AUCTION OR ANY OTHER TIME, OR IN WRITING IN THE CATALOGUE OR ELSEWHERE, SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY.

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Diminutive Octagonal Tortoise Shell Tea Caddy, early

Estimate $250 - $450Nov 13, 2016