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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 89

    A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER-MOUNTED IVORY TEA CADDY

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER-MOUNTED IVORY TEA CADDY
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Carved overall in relief with foliate designs and landscape scenes, the red velvet-lined interior with twin glass caddies
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high; 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) wide; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) deep


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    A related, slightly smaller, ivory box, of similar shape but with no interior caddies, was in the exhibition A Tale of Three Cities, Canton, Shanghai & Hong Kong, Three Centuries of Sino-British Trade in the Decorative Arts, the catalogue by David S. Howard, Sotheby's, London, January 1997, no. 252, p. 192. Another similar tea caddy sold Christie's, London, 10 May 2006, lot 164.

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