Fabulous, pristine antique English sterling silver & tortoiseshell 4.5" pocket watch display piece, a pique style silver inlaid facade and marvelous condition! Okay, here's a unique one both in style and condition...we rarely find them so well preserved! English sterling silver hallmarks date the piece to the early 1900s, the fading to the interior velvet lining the only sign of that age. Meant for a 2.5" diameter watch, the view has a 2 3/8" width. Ideal for the pocket watch collector or dealer, I can't think of a better way to present a favorite timepiece....can you?
Excellent condition! NO chips or damage to the tortoise facade, only a small dent to the bottom edge of the silver framework. There are a few small leather or leatherette chips but the entire case, easel stand and all, are intact and in fine working order. See pictures for measurements.
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. We do hold a valid USFWS license, as well, for import/export, but additional time is required for export, and we are not exporting at this time.