FABULOUS 18TH CENTURY GEORGIAN BLUE ENAMEL & MOONSTONE 18CT GOLD TOOTHPICK BOX. This is a Fabulous Rare 18th century Georgian 18ct Gold & Blue Enamel mounted Ladies Oval Toothpick Box, this would have been crafted circa 1780 making it nearly 240 years old, this is just so very pretty, it has a wonderful elegant oblong shape with curved edges, this is mounted to the top with a a stunning Royal Blue Enamel , to the centre you will see a lovely oval glass panel which contains delicate blonde paited hair, this is then framed with an18ct gold rope twist border and wonderful delicate moonstones, this is then finished with 18ct gold banding around the central panel and to the edges of the blue enamel top contrasting beautifully, the hinge and little press button to open are also in 18ct gold, on opening this lovely Toothpick Box you will see it not only still retains its red silk lining but also inside the top retains the original mirror, this is then framed with wonderful piping, the hinge is wonderful, what makes this stand out above most 18th century toothpick boxes is the amazing blue enamel and moonstone decoration which contrasts beautifully against the rich colour of the 18ct gold, this would have once belonged to a wealthy 18th century Lady and been used daily. This was many years ago when times were so very different. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb. This is so very tactile and once picked up have the most wonderful feel, it is a wonderful example of a fine quality, this will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice, it is an extremely rare example.
The gold has been tested and is 18ct. Condition, in wonderful condition for its age, with just a few little stones lacking and a couple of hair lines to the enamel , that being said it doesnt detract at all from its rare beauty, just mentioned for accuracy. The item "FABULOUS 18TH CENTURY GEORGIAN BLUE ENAMEL & MOONSTONE 18CT GOLD TOOTHPICK BOX" is in sale since Monday, November 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury.
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