This is a Stunning 18th Century Georgian Solid Silver & Tortoiseshell Silver Inlaid Pique Work Etui , this I believe was crafted c 1760 to 1780 it is a Classic Georgian style of this Georgian period, with wonderful inlaid silver work making it over 200 years old, there are no hallmarks but it does test Solid Silver, it has a Beautiful Shape to the Tortoiseshell case with the most Stunning Beautiful Silver intricate Inlaid Pique work to both sides, it is charmingly inlaid with a stunning silver decoration to the base and the lid.
The colours of the Tortoiseshell dance with deep rich browns and oranges, its stunning, the quality of the craftsmanship is breath-taking.
There is a Silver Button to the side that opens the Lid, and the Hinge and Lid are in good condition and it opens and then closes securely with a nice clicking sound.
It is so tactile and you won’t want to put it down when you hold it, condition is very good with just light wear to the edge of the Lid and this would surely add something special to any collection
GEORGIAN TORTOISESHELL SILVER ETUI CASE
In Georgian times, etuis - word of French origin - were very popular, they came in a myriad of shapes and sizes, usually ornamental cases for holding articles such as needles, scent bottles and personal items.
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