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BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950

BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950

BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
A beautiful solid silver trinket of snuff box. It is hallmarked with two small touch marks and tests as high grade silver. I would date it to the mid 20th century although its lid has been mounted with a very finely engraved 19th century Chinese gaming token. It is in super condition being free from dings splits holes and repairs and the token is free from chips cracks and repairs. The lid closes tightly to form a good seal. It measures 2.75 inches (6.9cms) wide by over 1 inch (3cms) by 0.75 inches tall and weighs 50 grams. A beautifully made interesting example. If you have any queries etc… To see lots more rare and beautiful silver. All items are cleaned and display ready should you be a retailer or collector, or ready to wrap should you be purchasing a gift. That way we save you time and we discover any faults, not you. The item “BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950″ is in sale since Saturday, October 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes”. The seller is “spidermonkey10″ and is located in London. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • Product: Boxes
  • Style: Chinese
  • Age: Post-1940
  • Composition: Solid Silver
  • Brand: Chinese
  • Featured Refinements: Solid Silver Snuff Box

BEAUTIFUL RARE SOLID SILVER CHINESE GAMING TOKEN TOPPED SNUFF BOX c1950
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Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box

Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box
Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box
Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box
Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box
Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box
Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box
Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box
Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box

Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box
Exceedingly rare antique Gorham sterling silver oval opium box with an elaborate scene of a seated figure in Chinese costume. Seated under a flowering tree, this figure is smoking a long opium pipe. Gorham is embossed on the lower left front rim along with the famous anchor symbol. To the right are the numbers 020 and another symbol which is hard to identify. These markings are very unusual for. This rare and interesting piece measures 3 x 1 3/4 inches. It comes from the collection of a distinguished American diplomat and was said to have actually been acquired in China in the 1940s. The item “Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box” is in sale since Friday, September 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “cave7″ and is located in Arlington, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Region of Origin: China
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Primary Material: Silver
  • Maker: Gorham
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Color: Silver
  • Type: Boxes

Exceedingly Rare Antique Sterling Silver Gorham Chinese Motif Opium Box
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Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder

Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder

Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
BEAUTIFUL RARE CHINESE CARVED LOUIS XVI FRENCH BILLET DOUX – LOVE LETTER HOLDER. Piece of fine 18th century LOUIS XVI French Billet Doux : Love Letter Holder. This is a beautiful Georgian 18th Century carved and crafted Louis XVI Billet Doux- Love letter Holder, this wonderful example. I believe to be crafted in China for the French court of the 18th Century, I estimate this dates to circa 1770 making it over 245 years old. This Chinese Carved French billet doux is of such beauty and elegance, the carving is embellished with birds and snakes that run all around the body of the Billet Doux so much work has gone into the crafting of this extremely rare 18th century Billet Doux – Love letter holder. It would of certainly have carried the love letters of someone from among the Courtiers of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI’s era or shortly there after. A very romantic item, the billet doux was the etui into which a rolled scroll of a love letter might be passed along or hand delivered by one’s servant. A courier’s envelope of sorts, these became so associated with the intimate love notes carried within, that today the term is itself a romantic one. This elegant Billet Doux is superb; the quality of the craftsmanship is breathtaking. These came in a myriad of forms, many survive and we see them in museums around the world. This one could well be on display in the Musee des Arts Decoratif in the Louvre inParis, where many similar etui fascinate visitors every day. Condition: lovely condition with a couple of very faint hairline cracks (Please see photos) also a tiny chip on the base, that being said it doesnt detract at all from its rare beauty, just mentioned for accuracy. The Billet Doux, Literally a sweet note, it is the term for a love letter, essentially and often rolled and sent by courier inside a beautiful tube like the one on offer here for sale, the tube is itself known as a billet doux for this reason, used in many centuries. An unquestionably exquisite and fine addition for any uncompromising collector or as a display piece. Please study the photos as these form an integral part of the description. Please see my other items. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “BEAUTIFUL RARE CHINESE CARVED LOUIS XVI FRENCH BILLET DOUX LOVE LETTER HOLDER” is in sale since Tuesday, August 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes”. The seller is “rosiebutterfly” and is located in Lancaster. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
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Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box

Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box
Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box
Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box
Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box
Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box
Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box
Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box
Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box

Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box
FINE QUALITY RARE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED SLIDING TOP TANGRAM PUZZLE BOX WITH PUZZLES. This is a very Rare Breath Taking. Late 18th early 19th Century Chinese Tangram Carved Puzzle Box with Puzzles, i would estimate a date of circa 1800. Making this rare puzzle box over 200 years old. This rare puzzle box has a sliding lid carved with five figures and pagodas with flowering shrubs, some figures are. Walking across the landscape with a gentleman inside a pagoda waiting for them, all this is in a `bamboo` frame. To the other side of this amazing Tangram Box you will see a beautifully carved Lotus flower surrounded by wonderful foliage, There are carved pagoda’s and shurbs around the sides of the box, on sliding the top off you will see this still retains all of the original beautifully carved Tangram puzzles pieces , six in total, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy 18th Century Gentleman many years ago when times were so very different, if this box could talk i can just imagine what fascinating stories it could tell, this Tangram Puzzle box is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. The condition is nice with no actual damage to the carving, this is breath taking , this is such a rare object. 6 cm width by 6 cm depth. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object….. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “RARE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED SLIDING TOP TANGRAM PUZZLE BOX” is in sale since Sunday, September 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes”. The seller is “silver_antiques_uk” and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Rare 18th Early 19th Century Chinese Carved Sliding Top Tangram Puzzle Box
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Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box

Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box

Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
Check out my other listings now for more Chinese silver items! TESTED AS 900 SILVER CONTENT – WEIGHT: 62 GRAMS, DIAMETER: 7.0 CM. This silver compact is decorated with engraved dragon, within a bead border to the hinged lid, enclosing a mirror and a container for powder. The outside border is decorated with a band of flowers alternating vacant shield-shaped sections. The base is decorated with a blossoming prunus/cherry on textured ground. Dear valued customers, I regularly list Chinese antiques coins, banknotes, medals, important documents, engravings, carvings, boxes, cases, frames, postcards, photos, stereoviews, fans, hats, ranks, badges, finials, embroideries, bonds, books, pocket watches, silver items etc etc. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “RARE 19TH CENTURY CHINA CHINESE DRAGON SILVER EXPORT POWDER COMPACT WITH BOX” is in sale since Sunday, July 21, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Non-U.S. Silver\Asia”. The seller is “bond_artist” and is located in Singapore. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Featured Refinements: Chinese Export Silver

Rare 19th Century China Chinese Dragon Silver Export Powder Compact With Box
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Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box

Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box

Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
RARE ANTIQUE CHINESE ARMORIAL SCOTTISH CLAN ELPHINSTONE SNUFF BOX. A lady, from the waist upwards, richly habited in red, her arms extended, the right hand supporting a tower and the left holding a branch of laurel, all Proper. Motto: Cause Causit which has been hand painted in a scrol banner above reading (Cause caused it). This is then framed with a hand painted red border and a gilt gold border though the gilt has rubbed, the body of the snuff box is again serpentine in shape with a two colour banding and this has above another hand painted red band these run around the body, the bottom edge of the body has a hand painted gold gilt border which has rubbed over the years , the quality is wonderful, this would have been ordered by the family themselves many many years ago, its very special, the condition apart from a little rubbing to the gold gilt banding is excellent with no chips or cracks, my photos dont do it justice. Origins of the Name. The surname Elphinstone is derived from the territory of Elphinstone in the parish of Tranent, meaning of Elphinstone. The original people of this name are believed to have been known as de Erth. Later still they were known as Elfinstun. The people of the Clan Elphinstone are believed to have originated from the lands of Airth in Stirlingshire. They were called de Erths and erected a castle nearby and through marriage inherited lands near Tranent in East Lothian. These lands came to be known as Elphinstone. Deeds dating from 1235 from this area bear the name de Elfinstun and grants dating from 1250 record the name John de Elphinstone as a witness. Sir John Elfinstun married Margarot Seton of Clan Seton she was also the niece of King Robert I of Scotland also well known as Sir Robert the Bruce. A descendant, William Elfinstun, became rector of Kirkmichael at the age of twenty-five. He studied Civil and Canon Law in Paris, eventually becoming Professor of Law in that university. In 1484 he was appointed Bishop of Aberdeen and later Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, a post he held until the death of King James III of Scotland in June of 1489. In 1494 he was given a bull from Pope Alexander VI for founding the University of Aberdeen. He died in 1514. 16th Century & Anglo Scottish Wars. In the 16th Century during the Anglo-Scottish Wars a cousin of William Elfinstun called Sir Alexander Elphinstone led the Clan Elphinstone at the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513 where he was slain, fighting in support of King James IV of Scotland. Alexanders son also called Alexander too over as chief and led the Clan Elphinstone at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh in 1547 where he was killed. The fourth Lord Elphinstone was appointed in 1599 as a judge of the Supreme Court of Scotland in 1599 and later Lord high Treasurer. 18th to 19th Centuries Jacobite risings & the Napoleonic Wars. A cadet branch of the Clan Elphinstone were the Lords Balmerino. They were staunch Jacobites and the sixth Lord Balmerino was captured after the Battle of Culloden and beheaded in August 1746. The eleventh Lord Eliphinstone was lieutenant governor of Edinburgh Castle. One of his younger brothers called George Keith Elphinstone was a successful and distinguished naval commander. In 1795 he was made vice admiral and commanded the fleet which captured the Cape of Good Hope and compelled the Dutch fleet to surrender without firing a gun. His reward was an Irish barony. He was later promoted to the rank of admiral, and created Baron Keith of Banheath, only to be advanced once more, to the rank of Viscount in 1814. William George Elphinstone, the Viscounts nephew was a Colonel and fought against the French at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 during the Napoleonic Wars. Thanks for lo oking. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object….. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “RARE ANTIQUE CHINESE ARMORIAL SCOTTISH CLAN ELPHINSTONE SNUFF BOX” is in sale since Sunday, September 8, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes”. The seller is “silver_antiques_uk” and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Rare Antique Chinese Armorial Scottish Clan Elphinstone Snuff Box
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Unique Rare Chinese Box With Mother Of Pearl Large Black Decor Great Gift

Unique Rare Chinese Box With Mother Of Pearl Large Black Decor Great Gift

Unique Rare Chinese Box With Mother Of Pearl Large Black Decor Great Gift
191 S Beverly Drive. Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Amazing Unique Vintage Chinese Box with Décor. Wonderful décor box that is a necessity in your collection. This is an amazing one of a kind piece that can be used as a cigar box, for décor, or whatever you please! Measures 10 1/4” x 8” x 2”. This is in good vintage condition. Some signs of use and minor scratches on the bottom. Some chips on the corners, some scratches. Material like bakelite or plastic. Mother of pearl décor. We guarantee the authenticity of our pieces, as well as the stated condition and functionality of all items. We do not use text or images from said company. The item “UNIQUE RARE CHINESE BOX WITH MOTHER OF PEARL LARGE BLACK DECOR GREAT GIFT” is in sale since Thursday, June 28, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Boxes”. The seller is “nadinekrakov” and is located in Beverly Hills, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Unique Rare Chinese Box With Mother Of Pearl Large Black Decor Great Gift
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Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc

Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc

Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
This unusual piece has 4 separate compartments, all secured with a screw to hold the lids closed. This attractive box, perhaps made to hold spice or snuff, remains in good antique condition and bears no monograms. This piece feels very old, we estimate that it dates back to 18-19th century. Diameter: 2 1/2in (6.4cm). Height: 1 1/4in (3.3cm). Weight: 3.34 troy oz (104g). The item “RARE CHINESE OR INDIAN STERLING SILVER REPOUSSE ENAMEL SPICE /SNUFF BOX 18-19THC” is in sale since Saturday, May 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Boxes”. The seller is “shrinkflyer” and is located in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Pattern: Repousse & Enamel
  • Type: Spice / Snuff Boxes
  • Composition: Sterling Silver
  • Brand: Chinese or Indian
  • Age: 18-19th Century
  • Style: Repousse & Enamel

Rare Chinese Or Indian Sterling Silver Repousse Enamel Spice /snuff Box 18-19thc
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Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder

Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder

Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder
BEAUTIFUL RARE CHINESE CARVED LOUIS XVI FRENCH BILLET DOUX – LOVE LETTER HOLDER. This is a beautiful rare and very special Georgian 18th Century finely carved and crafted Louis XVI. Billet Doux- Love letter Holder, this wonderful rare example i believe to be crafted in China for the French court of the 18th Century, i estimate this dates to circa 1770 making it over 245 years old, This Chinese Carved French billet doux is of such beauty and elegance, the carving is breath taking from the dragons that run around the entire body of the Billet Doux to the plentiful bats, flowers, and birds, so much work has gone into the crafting of this extremely rare 18th century Billet Doux – Love letter holder , its breath taking, it must certainly have carried the love letters of someone from among the Courtiers of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI’s era or shortly thereafter. A very romantic item, the billet doux was the etui into which a rolled scroll of a love letter might be passed along or hand delivered by one’s servant. A courrier’s’envelope’ of sorts, these became so associated with the intimate love notes carried within, that today the term is itself a romantic one, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb. These came in a myriad of forms, many survive and we see them in museums around the world. This one could well be on display in the Musee des Arts Decoratif in the Louvre in Paris, where many similar etui fascinate visitors every day. The Billet Doux is 5.5 inches in length, sometimes is confused as being a needles case, though of course it is not. The Billet Doux, Literally a sweet note, it is the term for a love letter, essentially and often rolled and sent by courrier inside a beautiful tube like the one on offer here for sale, the tube is itself known as a billet doux for this reason, used in many centuries. His would have once belonged to a very wealthy French Lady of. And been used i would say on many occassion to carry love letters, this was many many years ago when times were so very different, if this could talk i can just imagine what fascinating stories it could tell, this is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. It is in wonderful condition. You will not find another like this on the market, it is very special and extremely rare. 5.5 inches length. Lovely condition with a couple of very old hairlines to the screw of top and a little chipping to the base as you can see, that being said it doesnt detract at all from its rare beauty, just mentioned for accuracy. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object….. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “BEAUTIFUL RARE CHINESE CARVED LOUIS XVI FRENCH BILLET DOUX LOVE LETTER HOLDER” is in sale since Friday, August 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes”. The seller is “silver_antiques_uk” and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Beautiful Rare Chinese Carved Louis XVI French Billet Doux Love Letter Holder