An extra large and excellent carved ivory French sewing etui, case without a single flaw. Dates to Napoleon III era set isn't complete, however. It would have had 2 scissors and a thimble in addition to the 5 items that do remain. Included are needle case, stiletto, crochet hook or tambour, a seam-ripper 2-blade knife and a beautiful mechanical pencil. NOTE: shown on a silk embroidery which is not included, and is shown for ambiance. Clearing out bins of buys from decades ago. Measurements noted on photos.
Very good to excellent condition on the etui, itself. Stunningly fine 150+ year old carved ivory, no warp or chips or shrinkage hairlines. Heavy solid and finest quality. The remaining sewing items are shown in detail. Missing scissors (2) and thimble, probably the easiest tools to find and replace. A project piece. Please don't ask what the monogram is, as I've looked at it long and can't decipher it.
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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