Victorian sewing case,bone Etui, mother of pearl, sterling silver thimble, propelling pencilVictorian sewing case,bone Etui, mother of pearl, sterling silver thimble, propelling pencilVictorian sewing case,bone Etui, mother of pearl, sterling silver thimble, propelling pencilVictorian sewing case,bone Etui, mother of pearl, sterling silver thimble, propelling pencilVictorian sewing case,bone Etui, mother of pearl, sterling silver thimble, propelling pencilVictorian sewing case,bone Etui, mother of pearl, sterling silver thimble, propelling pencilVictorian sewing case,bone Etui, mother of pearl, sterling silver thimble, propelling pencilVictorian sewing case,bone Etui, mother of pearl, sterling silver thimble, propelling pencil

An unusual Victorian etui, the case made from dyed bone giving it an ebonised look with a brass catch.

This lovely etui contains a number of steel implements including a tiny fruit knife made by Hunter, all of which have beautiful carved mother of pearl handles.

There is an ornate pair of scissors, a sterling silver thimble with ornate decorative engraving, fully
hallmarked Birmingham, 1889, James Swann.

The thing I love the most about this etui is the lovely propelling pencil, it is so beautifully decorated with a tiny wax seal at the end which features a bird and some foliage, the propelling pencil is in unmarked white metal.

A lovely unusual little set, it is mostly complete there is a section for a smaller pair of scissors but they are not with the set and I think it is one implement short, it is in a good antique condition, the thimble has a small hole in the very top, the fruit knife has a small chip in the mother of pearl and one of the tools has a chip in and this has made it loose.

The approx measurement of the case overall is: 5.5" width, 3" length and 0.5" height.

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Item ID: 00406

Victorian sewing case,bone Etui, mother of pearl, sterling silver thimble, propelling pencil

$280 USD

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