I was thrilled to find another of these scarce alphabet toys - I sold one about a month ago, and Dear Mlle. Fanny was even more petulant than usual when it left the shop. As a rule, she is not one for an educational toy most times, but all of those little letters fascinated her. I think she began to learn some spelling as a result! Now, I have found another, and Fanny will be entertained, at least until this example is sold to amuse another little doll.
This alphabet set is comprised of 25 carved bone letters (the "S" is missing) contained in a pasteboard round box, covered in a Chinese silk. Each letter is approximately 9/16" (1.3 cm) tall. The box is 2" in diameter (5 cm). Everything is in excellent condition, though that pesky "S" is missing! Please note the striations in the letter material, as this will prove its origin.
Wonderful Miniature Antique Alphabet Toy