We've had this for decades, and it's time to disburse old collections. This is an imperfect set, one we intended to find the little knife and the pencil or stylus to fit it. We're going to let its next owner take on the task (I always forgot to draw measurements when we'd travel to French markets likely to have loose implements). I'm essentially going to price it only for the antique French sewing tools, silversmith marks show it as .800/1000 pure silver with an 18k gold layer (vermeil), a very fine set. Scissors, needle case, thimble original to this case or box or etui. Photos note the measurements.
Good to very good condition for age and type, as noted above, it has 3 of 5 implements, sterling silver with 18k gold layer, vermeil. Fine French artistry also evident on the case or etui, it also is slightly less than perfect as you can see (flat chip on each end). Sold as is, and well below our cost on this old one. Hoping you'll take it on as a worthy project, or just enjoy it as you see it. Scissors are very sharp, one would do well putting this one in use. A light silver polish will brighten the gold, too.
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.
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