Object of Desire

Bonham’s Islamic and Indian Art sale sees an elegant tea caddy go up for auction

16th October, 2016

Over three centuries, this elegant tea caddy has done the rounds of Irish stately homes. Of Vizagapatam ivory-inlaid rosewood, it was bought in India circa 1750 by Lieutenant General Coote, and passed by descent to the 9th Baronet Coote, who built Ballyfin House. At the Ballyfin contents sale in the 1920s, it was snapped up by George Lionel Jameson, great-grandson of the Irish distiller John Jameson, for Raheny Park.

At the Raheny Park contents sale in...

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