Very rare 18th c. German sewing compendium. This etui comprises 3 different sewing tools in one: screw on thimble, spool for winding thread, and needle case (which still contains a few original steel very skinny sewing needles). And it has a wax seal with royal or nobility monogram with crown engraved on bottom, as well as a compartment for wax wafers. Amazing piece. And it's beautiful ... with all its fabulous engraving from top to bottom. This is not something you see every day. Everything in excellent condition. Has no hallmarks. Stands on its own, like a graceful pedestal, measuring approx. 3 1/4". Weight is 28 grams.
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