A Tortoiseshell Tea-chest with silver filigree mounts


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This extraordinary tortoiseshell tea-chest has excellent filigree work silver mounts incorporating flowers and foliate scrolls.
The casket opens to reveal an interior with three caddy's with silver lids mounted with floral leafs.
The chest is Colonial-Portuguese but the teacaddy'ss are made in Holland.

Origin
Portugal
Period
Around 1780
Material
Tortelsheel and silver
Reference
181-192
Sizes
7.5 x 18.5 x 11 cm

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