This is a very special silk winder as it is in 9ct rose gold (on testing) and would originally have been part of a most prestigious Palais Royal needlework/sewing box or set or a Necessaire de Voyage. These items were sold in the exclusive Palais Royal boutiques in Paris where the ladies of the day would promenade to examine and possibly buy exquisite items of their choice. It has decorative engraving on both sides and is in excellent condition for age - the images really don't do this pretty little item justice. This would be a most desirable item to add to a collection of thread winders or possibly to complete or enhance your own superb quality Palais Royal box. Width 1.1 ins (2.7cm).