Rare to find these fine old etui & 18K gold French sewing sets still fully intact, still fully functioning and without damage, but here is one. The implements are all original to this elegant Napoleon III etui or case, casket, and they are all in 18K gold, as well. Even the bodkin or lace needle is 18K gold. All implements but the thimble carry the French control guarantee mark (eagle's head) and have been tested as well as 18K gold. The marks are shown in our photos, as well. Parted out, the set would bring as much for the scissors, bodkin and needle case in 18k gold as our price on this lovely old set. The case and thimble are just free for the taking. We do have other sets in 18k gold if this is not the one to please you. Please ask if you need help finding other selections among our inventory. And thank you for following us.
Very good condition throughout. A superb set, with a replacement thimble that is .800/1000 silver with 18k gold vermeil and not 18k solid gold - other items in the set are 18k solid gold, marked with the eagle's head, the French control mark for acid tested confirmed 18k gold. The carved case has one chip which we have marked with an 'x' for your review in our photos. Really nothing else to report. Total weight does include the steel parts, as well.
Item ID: 412etui03
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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