Antique Victorian to Edwardian Tortoise Shell Cigarette or Card Case, Etui - Tortoiseshell

Square form, sleek and elegant, this would have been a cigarette case in its time, but is now perfect to use as an evening 'purse' or business card case for after-hours events and soiree where you've got to meet and great and hand out your cards. The case is just stunningly beautiful, and large enough to truly use as an evening purse, should you want to do so. I used to use these cases when I worked for Paramount, Inc, and needed to find ever more ways to initiate small talk in meeting potential clients, and I can tell you, the case is the topic that opens the door to conversations and clients - give one a try! As noted, this one is beautiful enough for a lady's use and elegantly simple enough to also be perfect for a gentleman.

Very good to excellent condition There are no chips, nips, one faint hairline, noted in images, and no cracks in the old tortoise shell, and silver hinge fittings (tortoise shell button) and clasp are all working perfectly, well-pinned, and even the original straps are still within (might replace it with a band of elastic or leather - your decision). Light surface abrasions can be polished out, or left - it's really stunning just as it is, beautiful mottled cognac to chocolate coloration. Oversized, perfect to use as an evening purse or card case.

Item ID: 611tscigcase


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Susan Dean, San Marcos, CA   

Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European

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