SUPERB ANTIQUE GEORGIAN PINCHBECK AGATE & DIAMOND ETUI CHATELAINE c1780
An antique pinchbeck & agate hardstone / fossilised wood etui; finely made, and hung on an ornate chatelaine hanger decorated with cherubs and two extra screw down swivel fasteners, the etui with a sparkling old mine cut diamond button opening to reveal various original implements.
Wow - such a wonderful quality example in terrific condition...so collectible!
CONDITION: Generally very good. Slight signs of gilding wear commensurate with age and use. Some contents missing, one stuck.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1770/80. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Approx. 7 inches long overall, diamond approx. 3.2 mm diameter (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 143.8 grams.