An English 18th Century Etui -Fully Fitted
A fully fitted 18th century ormolu etui. It is made of ormolu ( gilt on copper) and decorated with classical figures and cherubs. The case has a hanging loop so it could have been fitted on a chatelaine originally. Inside there is a full set of tools- Steel folding scissors, a note slide, ormolu pencil holder, steel tweezers / file combo, ormolu folding knife, gilt snuff spoon, steel bodkin and a gilt ear spoon and tooth pick combo. They all appear to be the original pieces and fit their slots exactly. Condition: The gilding is still good and the hinge and catch working well. Apart from some light rust; all the tools are undamaged.