18th Century Georgian Faux Tortoiseshell Solid Silver Inlaid Pique Etui
18TH CENTURY GEORGIAN FAUX TORTOISESHELL PIQUE SOLID SILVER MOUNTED ETUI WITH TOOLS. This is a Stunning 18th Century Georgian Solid Silver & Faux Tortoiseshell Silver Inlaid Pique Work Etui , this I believe was crafted c 1760 to 1780 it is a Classic Georgian style of this Georgian period, with wonderful intricate inlaid silver work making it over 200 years old, there is no Hallmarks but it does test Solid Silver, it has a Beautiful Shape to the Faux Tortoiseshell case with the most Stunning Beautiful Silver intricate Inlaid Pique work to both sides, it is charmingly inlaid with a stunning silver decoration to the base and the lid. The colours of the faux Tortoiseshell dance with deep rich browns and oranges, its stunning, the quality of the craftsmanship is breath-taking. The interior opens to reveal four implements, pair of tweezers, scissors and a mother of pearl letter opener, needle (one lacking). There is a Silver Button to the side that opens the Lid, and the Hinge and Lid is in good condition and it opens and then closes securely with a nice clicking sound. This would have been owned by someone Wealthy in the Georgian Period. In Georgian times, etuis - word of French origin - were very popular, they came in a myriad of shapes and sizes, usually ornamental cases for holding articles such as needles, scent bottles and personal items. It is so tactile and you wont want to put it down when you hold it, condition is very good with just light wear to the edge of the Lid and this would surely add something special to any collection. (measurements and weights where specified are approximate). With a few hairline cracks, bottom rim with slight chips. Interior lacking one small implement.
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The item "18TH CENTURY GEORGIAN Faux TORTOISESHELL SOLID SILVER INLAID PIQUE ETUI" is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver".
The seller is "vintage_silver_treasures" and is located in Lancaster. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Georgian
- Age: Pre-1800
- Pattern: Georgian
- Composition: Solid Silver