W: 3.5cm (1.4")H: 9.5cm (3.7")D: 1.5cm (0.6")
Unusual sky-blue ground enamel etui with bianco-sopra-bianco decoration. The 2 vignettes front and back are hand-painted with pastoral scenes surrounded by raised gilded borders. The copper mounts are mercury gilded and the middle hinges open to reveal its contents: gilded folding ruler, combined ear and toothpick, a pencil, folding fruit knife, bodkin, pencil and ivory writing tablet and a combined steel tweezers and earscoop. Birmingham C1765.