Georgian 18th Century Solid Silver Inlaid Pique & Faux Tortoiseshell Etui Case
GEORGIAN 18th CENTURY SOLID SILVER INLAID PIQUE & Faux TORTOISESHELL ETUI CASE This is a Stunning Georgian Solid Silver & Faux Tortoiseshell Silver Inlaid Pique Work Etui , this I believe was crafted c1760 to 1780 it is a Classic Georgian style of this Georgian period, with wonderful inlaid silver work making it over 200 years old, there are no hallmarks but it does test Solid Silver, it has a Beautiful Elegant 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. There is a Silver Button to the side that opens the Lid, and the Hinge and Lid are in good condition and it opens and then closes with a nice clicking sound, there is a very slight play when shut, mentioned for accuracy. The colours of the faux Tortoiseshell dance with deep rich browns and oranges, its stunning, the quality of the craftsmanship is breath-taking. There are a pair of tweezers inside the box, please see photo. This case is so very tactile and once held has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special and rare to any collection. 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 wonderful to any collection Size and Weight Measures 7.7 cm tall. (measurements and weights where specified are approximate) Condition Generally good. (as shown in photo)Interior lacking two implements. Wear commensurate with over 200 years of age. Please gauge condition using photos provided. An unquestionably exquisite and fine addition for any uncompromising collector or as a display piece. We welcome customers from the UK and across the globe. Thank-you for reading and have a very good day. View Our Other Items For Sale to browse our currently available items. The item "GEORGIAN 18th CENTURY SOLID SILVER INLAID PIQUE & Faux TORTOISESHELL ETUI CASE" is in sale since Monday, November 11, 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.
- Age: Pre-1800
- Style: Georgian
- Composition: Solid Silver