Mother-of-pearl, gold sewing box in shape of flower. Charles X.
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Exceptional nacre sewing and writing case in gold, turquoise and mother of pearls. This kit comes in the form of a daisy and opens in three parts revealing accessories. The lower part is removable and includes a die and a needle case. The upper part opens with a hinge is let discover a writing kit with ivory tablets and pencil, and needle wool. The heart of the flower opens and has a small compartment probably salt. The kit is finely chiselled with flower motifs on amati gold background accented with turquoise half pearls.
This case is characteristic of Charles X style mixing mother-of-pearl, gold and turquoise.
Weight: 1 oz (29gr.)
L: 3.34 in. (8.5 cm).
Restauration period. Charles X. Circa 1820-1830.