A stunning old set, the perfume bottle in white opaline with shell and sterling silver hinged cap honouring the "Artists' Rifles", an organisation of the time. The bottle is housed in a simply stunning antique shell etui, also mounted in sterling silver. Both halves of this set are just stunning on their own, but in combination - a must have!
Very good to excellent condition, no damage to the shell of either piece in this 2 piece set, and not a flaw to note on the opaline glass, either. Complete with the original stopper, as well. A vanity or perfume collector's dream set!
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.
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