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A rare mid 18th century ivory inlaid rosewood tea caddy, having a rectangular domed lid retaining the original silver swan-neck handle, finely banded with engraved ivory simulating twisted rope and depicting garlands of flower and leaf bands to the edges, each side having a central tree motif; on shaped engraved ivory bracket feet. The purple velvet lined interior fitted with three removable canisters similarly decorated, having sliding lids with silver Dutch axe handles and retaining the original foil lined interior.

Literature: Amin Jaffer, ‘Furniture from British India and Ceylon’, 2001, p. 187, fig. 85; p. 190, fig. 41.


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