Early 19th Century Mother of Pearl Necessaire


Circa 1840 - 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.


Circa 1840 – 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

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We have been delivering pieces to clients worldwide for over 70 years. Below are sample prices for shipping a few items to give you an idea of how much it would cost to deliver these to you. Price is calculated on size not weight and may vary to those shown here but it will give you an idea. For an exact quote please contact us on 0044 (0)1993 706501 or email us at antiques@wrharvey.com for a speedy response.


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