Rare 19th C. French Carved Ivory Necessaire w/ 18K Gold
Rare and elegant c. 1870s French ivory sewing necessaire, complete with 18K gold fitted utensils.
The top of the set is exquisitely carved with a floral motif--something that is rarely seen. It also bears a small shield with an old monogram.
The case opens up to a scissors/thimble, needle holder, and stiletto. The needle holders, scissor and stiletto handles all test for 18K gold.
The case measures 4-1/2" by 2-1/4" and approx. 1/2" deep. It's in superb condition with no chips or cracks to the ivory. Quite heavy and solid.
An extraordinary French 19th century piece!
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