Exquisite Top Quality 19th Century Palais Royal Egg Etui Under Glass Dome.
This is the most beautiful etui that we have had the pleasure to own.
The pink opaque glass egg is mounted on a gilt metal ornate stand with unusual decorative cameos of African faces on hanging "pendants".
Within the egg is a removable fitted interior which contains the original gilded sewing items, these are a stiletto, thimble, scissors and needle case.
Close inspection of the photographs will show just how exquisite these pieces are. Along with the stunning opaque glass egg shell and its gilt metal mounts, this is truly a remarkable and rare survivor.
Testament to the quality of this etui is the fact that it is under a glass dome, this has protected and preserved this beautiful item for generations to come.
Please see the photographs for clarification.
measures: Dome overall (including base) 8 inches high x 10 1/2 inches wide x 7 1/2 inches deep. Ornate stand - 4 1/4 inches high x 6 1/4 inches wide x 5 inches deep. removable fitted interior - 4 inches x 2 3/4 inches
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