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Premier Auction - Session I - February 3, 2023

Fri, Feb 3, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 454

British Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
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$10,000 $1,000
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$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

19th century, of sarcophagus form, sterling plate to lid engraved "Black" and sterling escutcheon, interior divided into two compartments, turned knobs, interior lid lined with velvet, ball feet, 5 x 6-1/4 x 4-3/8 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.


Provenance: Ruth and Ed Bridgeforth, Winchester, Virginia


scratching, minor discoloration, scattered small chips and hairlines, some lifting to one veneer at lower lid, chip to corner at back, some losses to interior linings, lacking key