18 March 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 1,625
A FRENCH IVORY SEWING CASE
RETAILED BY TAHAN OF PARIS, CIRCA 1880
Fitted with a silver gilt thimble and other tools, inscribed 'TAHAN RUE DE LA PAIX'
4¼ in. (11 cm.) long
Together with two Regency ivory and gold inlaid toothpick cases, one decorated with a willow tree; a tortoiseshell toothpick case and an agate mounted satinwood oval snuff box (5)
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J. W. Watson & Son, The Metropole Hotel, King St Leeds, 28 September 1968, lot 40.