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Japanese Export Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

Lot 1099
Japanese Export Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

fourth quarter 19th century, the tortoiseshell lacquer-decorated, the interior with removable lacquered and tortoieshell-covered tea compartments
h. 4-1/2", w. 7-1/2", d. 4-1/2"

Condition

On the case, the tortoiseshell veneers exhibit shrinkage cracks, and patches and light filler to the corners and edges. There is some wear to the gilding on the lid design and the hinges have been replaced. The interior boxes have minor losses to the edges of the tortoiseshell-veneered lids. Both the case and tea boxes exhibit minor surface scratches and nicks. In overall good condition. Condition is commensurate with age, use and material.

Starting Bid

$500.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

Japanese Export Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

Auction ended on Sun, Oct 15, 2017
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Estimate $600 - $900
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$700.00
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$650.00
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$600.00
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$550.00
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$500.00
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$500.00
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333 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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