This charming miniature aide mémoire or note book is from the Art Nouveau period. It tests as 800-900 silver quality and is continental European in origin.
It measures 1 and 5/16” (3.3cms) long, including the ring, by 7/8” (2.2cms), including the pencil. It weighs 5.7 grams.
The front has the most delightful, repoussé design of a flower, leaves and the sinuous lines of the Art Nouveau period. At the top is a ring with a chain attached to a tiny wooden pencil. It is held in two silver bands at the side.
On removing the pencil, the lid opens on its hinge revealing a blank page from which some pages have been removed. It closes well and the back is blank.
Although it was costly to acquire, I simply could not resist this exquisite and very rare antique piece. It would be wonderful to hang on a bracelet or to keep as a lovely accessory for a favourite doll. It will arrive in a gift box.
Miniature Art Nouveau Silver Aide Mémoire Note Book