Brunk Auctions
Live Auction

Premier Auction - Session I - March 24, 2023

Fri, Mar 24, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 442

British Tortoiseshell and Ivory Tea Caddy

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

19th century, sarcophagus form, hinged lid opening to divided lidded two compartment interior, silver lid plate and escutcheon, on ivory bun feet, 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 4-3/4 in.


Note: ◉This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn. 


scattered surface scratches and very small chips, some minor warping to metal at one corner, losses to interior lining

Knowlton Collection, formerly of Hilton Head