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Antique c.1790-1830 French Scent Caddy, Shagreen, Funnel, 3 Flasks, 18k Gold VGC
Antique c.1790-1830 French Scent Caddy, Shagreen, Funnel, 3 Flasks, 18k Gold VGC
Antique c.1790-1830 French Scent Caddy, Shagreen, Funnel, 3 Flasks, 18k Gold VGC
Antique c.1790-1830 French Scent Caddy, Shagreen, Funnel, 3 Flasks, 18k Gold VGC
Antique c.1790-1830 French Scent Caddy, Shagreen, Funnel, 3 Flasks, 18k Gold VGC
Antique c.1790-1830 French Scent Caddy, Shagreen, Funnel, 3 Flasks, 18k Gold VGC

Antique c.1790-1830 French Scent Caddy, Shagreen, Funnel, 3 Flasks, 18k Gold VGC

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My favorite of these, and we have a few offered separately. This is a late 1700s fine shagreen travel etui, case, or scent caddy. The 3 remaining (of 4 originally) scent bottles are each capped in 18k gold (tested and marked with tiniest French punch), along with the original matching 18k gold funnel in it's mount. The 4th 18k gold cap is with the set, but its flacon (bottle) must have been broken over the 250 years or so since it was created. The pushbutton and hinge are also 18k gold. This was one of the very finest made. Most had sterling silver caps, funnels, and most miss even more of the original contents. One flask still has perfume in it, the tiny stopper broken off and stuck in the neck. One can oil-soak it out. I've often thought I would just to see how the perfume is by now. A light linger of a lovely scent is all I can access. One other flask has its stopper loose (see images of all bits together). A fabulous tiny etui, 2.25" tall and long, and 1" deep. Entirely crafted by hand, every bit.

Very good to excellent condition for age and type. Noted as above, one tiny stopper is broken off and stuck, like broken by someone trying to force it out. Perfume remains in that one. One of the remaining 2 has it's perfect little stopper. The 4 18k gold caps are shown, included, though only 3 original flacon, flasks are present. The original tiny funnel remains, lovely condition. The shagreen is splendid, still. One can review our photos to evaluate the small area by the 18k gold hinge that is disrupted. This set is around 250 years old to 200 at least. Museums date theirs c.1770-80s. Fabulous rare collection piece for the most sophisticated perfume collector. I'm aware, too, high end doll collectors love these for their doll's dresser tops.