RARE! 19th Century, Silver, Filigree, Clock Shaped Sewing Etui with Matching Perfume / Scent Bottle
This late 19th Century, silver filigree, clock shaped sewing etui is complete with its original perfume bottle and needle holders. The filigree work is composed of swirling scrollwork, fleur-de-lis, heart shapes, flowers, blossoms, leaves and vines. The filigree is in mint condition with no damages. This etui is quite unusual! Applied on the front of the etui is a clock with roman numerals. Tiny silver beading encircles the clocks face. The clock is complete with tiny, jet-black colored hands. The letters "A.L." are below the roman numeral 12. A pretty porcelain plaque or a painting could replace the clock. All options are lovely! This exquisite etui stands on a tiny, solid, square shaped base. A beaded border accents the square shaped base. A delicate, carved handle tops this wonderful sewing compendium. The dainty, carved handle swings back and forth. The handle is in mint condition. The etui opens easily with a tiny, filigree, flower shaped clasp. The delicate, flower shaped closure on the front of the etui aids in opening the casket. The hinges are original and they are all in perfect working condition. The etui is difficult to open and close. This is only because the four panels must fit perfectly together and snap in their fitted slots. It does close securely. All four of the lacy, filigree panels open and lay flat. This glorious, tall, rectangular shaped, sewing etui opens to reveal a perfume bottle, two needle holders, a space for what could be a thread spool and a beveled glass panel. Mounted on the inside of two of the movable panels are fleur-de-lis shaped, filigree needle holders. Worked into the delicate filigree needle holders are glorious flowers, leaves, beading and scrollwork. Each movable, fleur-de-lis shaped, filigree needle holder has space for seven needles. The third panel is fitted with the original, rectangular shaped beveled glass. The glass is in perfect condition with no damages. A round shaped, filigree encrusted perfume bottle is mounted on the final panel. Tiny, applied, silver flowers stud the gorgeous, filigree encased, clear glass scent bottle. The filigree is composed of tiny, flowers, heart shapes, fleur-de-lis, scrollwork, beading and leaves. There are no fractures to the body of this crystal scent bottle. Sadly, the scent bottle is lacking its original stopper. This is a no harm flaw and does not detract from the sewing sets value. A round shaped, central area is missing its implement. I do not know what would have been in the round shaped space. This exceptional sewing etui is unmarked. I could not find any marks on the etui. However, your eyes might be better than my eyes. Many of the pieces produced during the period were not marked. The silver has a nice aged patina. I did not want to polish the silver and ruin the patina. Sadly, the silver has some wear. The silver is not in perfect condition. I think it has been over-polished and the layers have worn away over the years. The damage needs to be mentioned for accuracy. To be safe I will say that there some wear/loss to the sparkling silver. I am sure this piece will polish to a beautiful, high shine. The spectacular artistry far outweighs the tiny bit of damage on this heavenly sewing etui. I am selling this sewing compendium in "as is" condition. I have priced this piece at an extremely low cost to make up for the MINOR flaws. I am extremely particular and I ALWAYS try to mention EVERY, TINY detail. I prefer to be overly cautious then to have an unhappy customer. Mentioned for Accuracy and Priced Accordingly. Otherwise, this sewing compendium is in great condition. There are no other DINGS, DENTS, REPAIRS, CHIPS, FLEA BITES, FLAKES, or CRACKS. The filigree is in pristine condition. The INTRICATE workmanship on this etui is outstanding! This unusual sewing etui is a must have for the advanced collector! The spots that you see in the photographs are dust, dirt and flashback from the camera. In the photographs, everything is MAGNIFIED. This well-made, exceptional piece is sensational in every detail. This delightful sewing etui cannot be appreciated from the photographs. The photos do not do this SPECTACULAR piece justice. It was hard to capture the true dimension and depth of the brilliant filigree work. The workmanship on this piece is outstanding! This sewing compendium is top quality. This magnificent sewing compendium is much more beautiful in real life. This sewing compendium is a showstopper! It would look fantastic standing alone or in a collection. I guarantee this magnificent sewing etui to be antique. This stunning etui measures approximately 2 ½ inches in height by 1 ½ inches in squared when closed. This fantastic sewing kit would be a great gift for the sewing collector. ***PLEASE NOTE: PayPal Payments due within 48 hours of purchase. *** ALL shipping costs are included! PRICED TO SELL!! **FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE**!! COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAP AVAILABLE!!!
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