Gould Antiques

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Cobalt Repousse Etui

£2,500.00 Approx $3030.3, €2955.08

Code: 10587


W: 4cm (1.6")H: 11cm (4.3")D: 2cm (0.8")

Unusual repousse etui, the cobalt-ground decorated with white bianco-sopra-bianco decoration and raised gilding.  The front has a hand-painted vignette of a lady wearing a hat and pink dress, the lid with a pair of love-birds in a nest.  The reverse has a white-ground vignette of polychrome flowers and above it a child holding a beacon of fire.  The copper-gilt mounts hinge open to reveal the interior's contents: scissors, combined tweezers and stiletto, ivory writing tablet, silver gilt handle which screws into the steel knife blades and fork.  Inside the handle sits a nutmeg grater and corkscrew.  Bilston C1770.