Antique Georgian Era Faux Tortoise Shell Etui, Sterling Silver Pique Necessaire

Antique Georgian Era Faux Tortoise Shell Etui, Sterling Silver Pique Necessaire

Antique Georgian Era Faux Tortoise Shell Etui, Sterling Silver Pique Necessaire

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A splendid bit of the past, this very elegantly inlaid necessaire or grooming etui for the Georgian traveler remains in such fine form, it's a pleasure to bring it to our customers. Unique in that it is not only inlaid with silver pique work, but it's also ornamented with green enamel on the exteror. A beautiful combination of materials, it just begs to be in the hand. These traveler's etui held a myriad of implements, though this one retains only 2 of the original ones, as noted.

It still has the scent or'salts' bottle, original, and also the little wafer onto which notes and measurements could be made. Openings remaining within would have also held a stylus for jotting those notes, perhaps an earwax spoon, a toothpick, a slightly larger note or perhaps a thin mirror in that long and thin opening. No monogram engraved on the silver cartouche up top. Very good condition, exterior showing only 3 modest flaws to the exterior (noted in our images), and the interior in fine condition but lacking some of the orignial fitted implements, as noted.

Original'salts' flacon/flask and note wafer panel remain. The silver pique work and green enamel are still fully intact, as well.

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This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique Georgian Era Faux Tortoise Shell Etui, Sterling Silver Pique Necessaire


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