One of my favorite sets I've had for decades, my own monogram on each of the pieces within that original presentation box. They are each as close to pristine as these ever are, no chips, no cracks, no bug bites - no evidence they've ever been used. The photos show the set well. A brass rather than gold cartouche, I think, though I didn't actually test. Sets like these were often given as gifts on occasion of a first communion, some a little more elaborate (or less) with an added prayer book. While the outer case shows age to exterior, the set open to display is magnificent!
Very good to excellent condition as noted above. A superior set perfectly preserved for some 150-170 years now. Slight roughness to the leather of the lid of presentation case, but the interior is pristine and you can see it displays so beautifully. Rare superb condition on that coin purse interior, as if it's never been out of its case.
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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