This carved bone figural umbrella needle case has a nicely turned shaft and traditional ball type handle. The handle unscrews and is the closure for the needle case. This parasol needle case has fine details and a nice patina. It was obviously well kept and there are no breaks or cracks. The case measures 4-3/4" long and 1/2" wide. The stanhope is through the side of the bulb shaped handle or grip and shows 8 separate views of 19th century Paris Landmarks. Each individual picture is titled below it and the main title is "Souvenir de Paris" it is also marked "France" along the right side. There is no crackling or bubbling of the stanhope lens and you can clearly see each image and read the captions as well. Please see our photo of the view inside.
The stanhope image has a square border and the main title a the top is "Souvenir de Paris". The eight individually captioned photos are titled as follows:
L'HOTEL DE VILLE
LA TOUR EIFFEL
L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE
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