A beautiful antique gift boxed set of French writer's tools, excellent and still in box. The dip pen, wax seal or sceau and letter opener have stunning figural handles and the marks for .800/1000 pure silver, the sanglier (boar's head) mark certifying it. The look of finest sterling silver but slightly stronger and used for small serviceable items like these desk tools. The seal has not had matrix engraved yet, so you can have your own monogram done. Even the box is in fine shape - would be a fabulous gift for your favorite letter writer. Full measurements noted on photos.
Very good to excellent condition throughout, as if never used. Hollowware handles feature a bird with wings unfurled. A bit French Empire Revival, dating latest 1800s to as late as 1920. I see nothing to report by way of damage, the old steel nib, though, is a bit corroded. You'll probably want a new nib, easy to find in an art supplies shop.
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