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Miniature Tortoiseshell Sewing Box

  Reserved 



Category
Reference
500358 - AAE
Height
4 cm (1 1/2")
Width
8 cm (3 1/4")
Depth
5 cm (2")
Antique miniature tortoiseshell sewing box standing on turned bone feet, containing several needle & pin packs. The delicate tortoiseshell exterior lid is transparent, made from a single piece of turtle shell with no backing. The front has a push button clasp which secures the lid.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office . Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.
Height
4 cm (1 1/2")
Width
8 cm (3 1/4")
Depth
5 cm (2")
Period
Victorian
Year
Circa 1850
Medium
Tortoiseshell, Bone
Country
United Kingdom
Provenance
Items from an extensive collection built up over the last 30 years by a serious collector of interesting and important boxes and other unusual sewing tools. This represents a lifelong interest in the subject, and includes many interesting pieces.
Exhibitions
BADA, LAPADA, ANTIQUES FOR EVERYONE, BLENHIEM PALACE CADA