Miniature Etui - This wonderful little etui measures just 1" x 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" high. It is made of a gilded
metal (brass, I think) and is hand engraved with birds, flowers and paired hearts. So, perhaps it was meant
to be a gift from a young gentleman for his lady. The tools inside include tiny scissors (just 2 1/4"),
bodkin/earspoon, stiletto, pencil topper and tweezers/file. I believe it to be late 18th century.
Unfortunately, it is missing some pieces. Probably an aide memoire, scent bottle, pen knife and 2 other very small pieces.
The stiletto has lost its gilding and the button closure is a bit loose, but still works. It is
otherwise in very good condition for a piece of this age. Even without all of the pieces, it is still a lovely and rare miniature etui at a very affordable price.
New Price $495