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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"


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.

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Japanese Export Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

Estimate $600 - $900Oct 15, 2017
New Orleans, LA, USA