I don't currently have any of the fine 18k gold pocket watches, small and jewel-like, kiln-fired enamel and made for a lady, but if I did, I'd be showing it off inside the recess of this stunning old octagon watch case. The 2nd opening is for the long watch chain, and it has a cream silk bottom liner to match the inner lid. The purple silk velvet interior is in very nice form, and I can guarantee you, this elegant chocolate and cognac tortoise shell veneered case will be right where you're going to display your best of best gold pocket watch and chain. Isn't it just stunning!
Very good to excellent for age and type, all the veneer in place and no chips nor bug bites, no losses. The interior is also very nice for age, and is entirely original to this case. One would expect to see a Faberge timepiece inside. I've kept this one for decades, just to photograph with those kind of pocket watches we've had and sold over time. Time to let it go.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.