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Miniature Silver & Tortoiseshell Writing Set

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A rare and charming travelling writing compendium in the form of a miniature bureau, tortoiseshell with mounts of silver coloured metal decorated with wriggle-work engraving. Inside the lid is a red-velvet and silver braid edged mirror, the silver framed base equipped with two glass bottles, one for ink and the other a sander, a tiny funnel to fill the inkwell and a holder with retractable pencil for the three interchangeable nibs and one blade for cutting the quill.

 

English circa 1770.

 

w:3 in x h:2 in x d:2 in

 

Item Code: 4231

£ 3250

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