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    Sale 5410

    The Sunday Sale

    20 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 131

    AN 18TH CENTURY SILVER MOUNTED SHAGREEN ETUI

    UNMARKED, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    AN 18TH CENTURY SILVER MOUNTED SHAGREEN ETUI
    UNMARKED, CIRCA 1760
    The pinned-on rococo silver mounts incorporating birds and flowers, containing ten of the original twelve fittings, including: a notched-end snuff spoon, a pair of silver handled steel scissors, a corkscrew, three knife blades, a spatula with ear pick, a pair of dividers, a two-pronged steel fork and an awl, 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high; together with another 18th century shagreen etui, the mounts probably gold, comprising a pair of gold handled steel scissors, a pair of tweezers, a gold awl, a gold pencil and a gold inlaid tortoiseshell folding fruit knife with silver blade -- 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high


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