Whether this one was made to hold tooth pick (usually gold) or beauty patches (the small black dots people applied to the face and bodice as beauty marks), the navette shape and beautiful old mottled shell surely thrilled the original owner each time it was brought out for use. And the next owner, lo these 200 plus years hence, will also thrill at this one - pristine as it truly is! My photographer has it upside down in some images, with the velveted side looking like the lid, the other side, where a navette-shaped mirror would have once resided, is down. Please don't be confused by that.
Very good to excellent condition, just as you see it in our images. Circa 1770-1820, remarkably unscathed by time, apart from the mirror being gone.
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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