TWO GOLD TOOTHPICK CASES
the first oblong, engine-turned within cut leaf borders, the interior with later inscription, Joseph-François Marcillac, Paris cock's head petite recense 1809-1819, unofficial bear’s head 3e titre; the other of cut-corner rectangular form, entwined laurel borders enclosing engine-turned panels, 20th century with prestige marks including maker’s mark purporting to be that of C.C. Petschler and mark simulating the bull garantie for 1819-1838
8.6cm., 3⅜in. wide; 7.5cm., 3 in. wide
Both in overall good order; the oblong one with twi tiny holes to the left side of the rim of the lid (below the edge)
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