An antique gun metal egg, with gold fittings and inset with tiny rose cut diamonds and natural turquoise. It unscrews to allow access inside, and the stem to the middle comes loose. Possibly a sewing accessory / etui.
Unusual, lovely quality & so collectible!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slightest signs of tarnish & wear to stones commensurate with age and use.
DATE/MARKS: Late 19th Century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 73 mm long overall (1 inch = 25.4 mm).