A fine Napoleon III era aide d'memoire, sometimes also referred to as a carnet du bal, or necessaire, it's a note pad, calendar, card case and closes with insertion of the stylus which remains with it. Very fine condition for age, inside and out. Dates c. 1850-70, often originally a part of a set including a matching coin purse and as a gift to a girl upon her confirmation (Catholic). Measurements are noted on the photos.
Very good condition throughout on this one. Complete and used very little if at all. The silk moire interior remains very nicely preserved. Notebook has not been put to use. There is a very small lift to one small section of the outer 18k gold border inlay. The cartouche is not yet monogrammed. Pique is intact and so delicate.
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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.