Rare 18th century Spanish or Portuguese colonial tortoiseshell inlaid casket

Date: 1760

Height: 21cms (8.27 ins)
Width: 17cms (6.69 ins)
Depth: 11cms (4.33 ins)

A finely inlaid tortoiseshell domed top casket with inlays of silver and gold.The silver pique work of elliptical design around the outside of the casket of very fine work. The front and domed top also inlaid with mother of pearl flowers and charming animals.
Later fitted in England for use as a tea caddy

Origin: South America

Price: £7800.00