partially lacquered and gilt silver, coquille d'œuf
impressed MADE IN FRANCE and with silver hallmarks
4 ⅜ x 3 ⅜ x ⅜ in. (11 x 8.5 x 1 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The lacquered surfaces are very well-preserved overall, with occasional scratches, light abrasions and wear to the surface which are not visually distracting and consistent with gentle use. The original eggshell surfaces appear to be intact and in very good condition overall. The gilding on the inside of the case with some light discoloration and minor oxidation consistent with age and gentle use. The silver with some light tarnish and scratches to the inside, consistent with age and gentle use. The inside of the case with a fabric clasp which is possibly replaced.
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