RARE GEORGIAN 18ct GOLD Faux TORTOISESHELL WITH GIRL PORTRAIT TOOTHPICK BOX
RARE GEORGIAN 18ct GOLD Faux TORTOISESHELL WITH GIRL PORTRAIT TOOTHPICK BOX. Stunning Rare 18th century Georgian 18ct Gold mounted Faux Tortoiseshell with Girl Portrait Navette Toothpick Box, this would have been crafted circa 1780 making it around 240 years old, this is such a Stunning Toothpick Box, it has a wonderful elegant Navette shape with curved edges, this Faux Tortoiseshell Toothpick Box is mounted to the top with a stunning Oval Portrait to the Centre of a Young Girl in a Thoughtful Mood with a Flower in her Hair and her Hand is up to her Chin and it appears her other Hand is placed on a Harp, this has a Glass top with a Curved 18ct Gold Framing. The outside around the Lid has a Beautiful 18ct Gold Linked Chain with a Flower at each End. The hinge is also 18ct gold and in good condition, on opening this lovely Toothpick Box you will see retains its pink paper lining and also inside the top retains the original mirror that has wear to the inside Mirror, the Lid is a 3 Quarter style and it opens and closes nicely, 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, the Faux Tortoiseshell does have light wear to it with scratches and is only mentioned for accuracy, 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. And this would add something special to any collection.
The item "RARE GEORGIAN 18ct GOLD Faux TORTOISESHELL WITH GIRL PORTRAIT TOOTHPICK BOX" is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "fine_antique_silver2012" and is located in Crawley.
This item can be shipped worldwide.