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c1810 Georgian English Gold & Ivory Toothpick Case
  • c1810 Georgian English Gold & Ivory Toothpick Case
  • c1810 Georgian English Gold & Ivory Toothpick Case
  • c1810 Georgian English Gold & Ivory Toothpick Case

c1810 Georgian English Gold & Ivory Toothpick Case

Price:

£750.00


Product Description

A very fine c1810 George III yellow gold & Ivory toothpick case in fair to good condition.

The oval case is made of ivory and has an oval window panel on the lid, containing a braided lock of brown auburn hair. There is an old crack to one edge of the lid, but it appears stable and is protected by the 15 carat (625) gold edging strip. It has been tested and does not react to the 14 carat tester, but reacts quickly to 18 carat. The case opens up to reveal a chocolate brown silk interior, which is likely a restoration. The underside of the lid generally has a mirror, but they tend to oxidise or break. However, the lining is tastefully done and does not detract from its beauty.

The case contains an unusual silver toothpick with a spear point at one end and a slight hook at the other. The length has been decorated by twisting, as in a corkscrew.

Size: 9.2 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm (3 5/8 x 1 x ½ inches)
Weight: 39g

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