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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

Circa 1840                                       £1,975-


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Dimensions10 × 15 × 5 cm

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