An early 19th century blond tortoiseshell tea caddy. The hinged spreading cover with vacant central white metal cartouche, pewter stringing and metal caps to front corners, enclosing two lidded divisions, the bombe body on four brass ball feet, 7.75 x 4.5 x 6 high, (19.5cm x 11.5cm x 15cm).
Very slight losses to rear corners of cover. Metal caps to front corners may be later additions concealing damage. Losses to three corners of apron. Feet may be associated.