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Stand-up Octagonal Etui


Code: 10634


W: 4.3cm (1.7")H: 7cm (2.8")D: 3.5cm (1.4")

Very unusual octagonal etui, the white enamel ground with bianco-sopra-bianco decoration.  The vignettes are hand-painted with neo-classical depictions front and back and floral sprigs on the side, all surrounded with A-symmetrical raised gilded borders.  The lid has a picture of a lady in yellow dress sitting at her desk writing by candlelight.  The copper-gilt mounts hinge open to reveal the etui's contents: 2 glass scent bottles, an ivory writing tablet, gilt pencil, needle, folding fruit knife, bodkin and ear-pick.  Birmingham C1765.