I was lucky enough to get this at an auction some time ago and I thought about taking the pen, perfume flask and what appear as a dance card or note pad off and wear them as pendants, but decided to leave it as I purchased it. I think this may have been a marriage because the tools tested as sterling by my jeweler, but the rest of it did not. I do not know enough about these to know is this was common. I is almost 10 inches at its longest and the pencil ( nothing in it, but it turns) is 2 3/4 inches, the dance card ( with with 5 celluloid pages) is just under 1 1/2 inches around and has a great floral repose. The perfume has a screw top and is 2 inches long and has nice ribbing like a sea shell and is quite heavy.
I have not polished it and I believe the condition is very good to excellent with nothing visible with a great patina.
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