Mother of pearl, Abalone and Gold Lady's Necessaire
Mother of pearl, Abalone and Gold Lady's Necessaire

Mother of pearl, Abalone and Gold Lady's Necessaire

c. 1840 France

Offered by W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd

£1,975 gbp
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An exquisite and extraordinarily fine early 19th century mother-of-pearl Necessaire; the rectangular box lid with a central silver plaque engraved with the initials “AMW” within a border and radiating lines of shell inlay, opening with a spring clasp at the front and retaining all the original gold fittings and linings and in perfect condition, comprising:

A pagoda shaped chased and embossed gold tape measure holder
A mother-of-pearl handled penknife with steel blade and a gold mount
A thimble with a gold inner sleeve and band and steel outer sleeve
A pair of steel bladed scissors with highly chased and engraved gold handles and gold blade sheath
A gold bodkin
A chased and engraved gold needle/bodkin case retaining an original steel needle
A chased and engraved gold retracting pencil mounted with
a triple faced swivel fob set with an amethyst, a citrine and a beryl


Superb virtually unused.
Dimensions
Height 2.00 inch (5.08 cm)
Width 6.00 inch (15.24 cm)
Depth 4.00 inch (10.16 cm)
Stock Code
402K
Medium
Mother of pearl and Abalone veneered onto wood, the fitments all gold with steel blades
W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd

W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd
86 Corn Street
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX28 6BU

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