STUNNING RARE GEORGIAN 18TH CENTURY SOLID SILVER & FAUX BLONDE TORTOISESHELL ETUI. This is a Stunning Rare Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver inlaid Faux Blonde Tortoiseshell Etui, this is dated to 16th June 1777 making it 422 years old, this Etui is beautiful, it has the most breath taking solid silver inlay to both sides, the bottom half has the most wonderfully detailed engraved silver Vase with the most beautifully engraved and delicate stems flowers and foliage running up the body, this then has a smaller engraved silver Vase with again the most delightful silver engraved stems, flowers and foliage with wonderful detailing, to the centre where the top and bottom of the Etui pull open it has been framed with engraved solid silver banding, this is then finished to the top with a solid silver cap with a smooth finish and the same engraved edging as the central decoration, this contrast beautifully against the deep rich colours and the blonde of the faux tortoiseshell, its breath taking, this Etui is oval in shape and has a very elegant long body, this is just so typical of the 18th century, its stunning, what makes this even more rare is that it has been engraved to the top June 16th 1777, i believe this may have been either a coming of age gift or even a gift from her loved one maybe on her marriage, if only this Etui could talk it would have some fascinating stories to tell, the quality is superb, this as i have mentioned would have once belonged to a lady of much wealth back in the 18th century and would have been used to. Hold her needles, cosmetics, and other articles.
This will add something very special to any collection. This has a chip and nibbles inside the lip and the base is lacking though that being said it doesnt detract at all from its rare beauty, just mentioned for accuracy and is reflected in the price. The item "RARE GEORGIAN 18TH CENTURY SILVER & FAUX BLONDE TORTOISESHELL ETUI DATED 1777" is in sale since Thursday, March 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Card Cases". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury.This item can be shipped worldwide.