Description: 19th century Persian rosewood tea caddy, of hexagonal form, the sides strung and inlaid with brass wire to form panels of flowering urns and flower heads within scalloped borders, the hinged cover similarly strung and inlaid with brass, copper and mother of pearl in the form of a flower head and lozenge border, surrounding an inner circular banded motif, opening to reveal a red stained interior, H9.5cm D12cm
General wear commensurate with age and use, including scratches, and some knocks and indentations.
Some splits through stringing, and some lifting to inlay and stringing, particularly to sides.
Small piece of stringing missing to side of cover at back above hinges.
Front side of cover with infilled loss, and small loss to top edge of body of same side.
Missing central piece of inlay to cover.
Key present, and turns within lock, but mechanism does not currently lock caddy.
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Collect from The Vine Street Salerooms, Scarborough YO11 1XN.
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