Sterling silver mounted tortoiseshell tea caddy, all fittings marked Cornealius Saunders and Franch Shepherd, Chester 1897/98. Charming small sarcophagus form having a large silver cartouche to the lid, lifting to reveal one interior well with a tortoiseshell lid, the exterior with two finely detailed sterling handles and escutcheon over sterling ball feet. Has key. 4” h. x 5” w. x 3.3” d.
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