George III silver and shagreen etui

AnnaO

AnnaO

2015-07-06 11:42:49

A George III silver and shagreen etui, the lid initial engraved, button release revealing a snuff spoon/pick, needle, folding ruler, pencil, ivory marker, scissors, compass, tweezers/nail file, fork, two knives and a screw handle, 9.5cm long. Estimate £400 - £600 at Bateman's auction this week.
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AnnaO

Albie22

2015-07-06 11:42:49

Forgive my ignorance... What is an 'etui'?

AnnaO

SamOwen

2015-07-06 11:42:49

'A small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles.'




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