A very fine and exceptionally large Victorian carnet de bal, or dance card, with plaques inlaid with gold, and six pages inside in a fine material. The front plaque is inlaid with gold scalloped and filigree decoration. It still maintains its original vermeil, or gold plated silver, pencil with a rosette end. The pencil telescopes to descend the pencil lead; the end unscrews revealing a compartment with more lead pieces. The pages fan out and clip together nicely into a tab that is hallmarked with a boar's head (for silver gilt) and a maker's mark "L. B.". It measures 3" x 1 ¾ ", and when folded it is ¼ " thick. The carnet is in very good condition, no splits, chips or cracks, noting only a small loss to the gold inlay on the front right side. This stunning little treasure has been in the same collection for 50 years.
NOTE: This item conforms to the definition of goods legally sold within both France and the European Union. Depending on the residency of the buyer, restrictions may apply. Buyers residing outside the European Union may experience delays if additional documentation is required. Proper legal paperwork will be included at shipment.
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