Galerie Delalande Paris

A small architect's travel necessaire with five gold and steel instruments in its gold-mounted blood jasper case.

The case has cut-off sides (12) with a seal intaglio at the base, consisting of an antique soldier with a helmet and winged spear attached to an oval cartridge. The upper part of the case opens on a hinged push-button set with a red stone, revealing the five instruments. On the top there is a small gold suspension ring entirely engraved.

The instruments consist of:

- a gold and steel dividers

- a half foot folding ruler in gold engraved with two scales graduated in inches from 1 to 6

- a mechanical pencil / nib holder also forming a toothpick, consisting of three parts (pencil holder, nib and toothpick, central support), the whole in gold, steel and copper

- a gold ear pick

- a folding knife with a steel blade and an all-gold engraved handle

Condition: excellent.

Dimension: height of +/- 9 cm.

England circa 1750/70.

Reference : D ex OL 2

Price on request.


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