24 May 2005,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 540
GBP 250 - GBP 300
A NOVELTY SEWING ETUI
POSSIBLY FRENCH, NINETEENTH CENTURY
In the form of an egg in an ornate gilt-metal part enamelled egg cup, the egg cup on scrollwork foliate base with decorated scrollwork sides, the egg hinged to reveal a set of steel sewing tools comprising: a thimble; a pair of scissors; a needlecase and a stiletto -- 4¼ins. (10.5cms.) high; and a further gilt-metal mounted sewing etui in the form of a bud, the bud hinged to reveal a gilt-metal sewing set comprising: a thimble; a needlecase; a stiletto and a pair of scissors -- 5ins. (12cms.) high (2)
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