This is a lovely etui meaning a complete travelling group of utensils that could be carried in a stagecoach or used when on a trip.It is made of shagreen a natural material and has 18th century inserts of enamel plaques depicting people and landscapes.
These are surrounded by silver scrolled designs.
The etui opens by a push button.
Inside is a complete set of tools which include a ruler, scissors, knife, spoon, tweezers, pencil etc.
The etui is complete which is unusual as so many of these tiny steel items were damaged or lost.
A beautiful historical item
Condition: The enamel plaque are somewhat faded and worn and , on one side, part of the silver scroll is missing. Still very good for a complete 18th century piece
Size: 3 1/3 by 1 5/8 by 1/2 inches.
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Antique Shagreen and Enamel Complete Etui