Elegant antique French Napoleon III era mother of pearl carnet bal, dance card or personal notebook with original interior insert, pencil & incised or engraved & enamel filled “Souvenir” inscription! I just love these, a lady’s must have for social engagements and often used to make notes of possible interests or suitors. This one beautiful in shimmering mother of pearl with a souvenir inscription on the front cover. An interior insert with pink silk or satin lining its exterior and the interior of the piece itself, loops at the outside for the pencil also act as a clasp of sorts to keep it all closed. The insert is printed “Souvenir” also, along with “a Paris chez l’Editeur”. Wonderful. These are great grouped and displayed with other mother of pearl pieces!
Very good condition. I see no chips or cracks in the mother of pearl and the interior has just a bit of darkening around the edges of the fabric and only a slight bit of fraying. The tip of the pencil looks like it needs a better sharpening :). See pictures for measurements.
Elegant Antique French Napoleon III Era Carnet Bal, “Souvenir” Notebook
$180 $225 SALE