Early 19th century mother-of-pearl Necessaire

GBP 1,975.00

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Object Description

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

Width: 6” 15 cms
Depth: 4” 10 cms
Height: 2” 5 cms

Object Condition

Good. Marks and wear consistent with age and use. Full condition report available upon request.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

We are open weekly as follows:

Monday
9.30 - 17.30
Tuesday
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Wednesday
9.30 - 17.30
Thursday
9.30 - 17.30
Friday
9.30 - 17.30
Saturday
9.30 - 17.30
Sunday
Closed

Dealer Contact

Telephone
+44 (0)1993 706501
Mobile
+44 (0)7967 649958
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Dealer Location

86 Corn Street
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX28 6BU
United Kingdom