Jewellery and Accessories

Mother-of-pearl vanity case

    Mother-of-pearl vanity case

    Germany, Augsburg

    middle of the 18th century

    Mother-of-pearl, gold; carving, polishing, engraving, chasing

    7 x 13.1 x 9.8 cm, 512 gr

    Shell work vanity case in the shape of a cartouche, on four pearly feet, with a hinged lid, the case is decorated with chased ornament and golden onlays in the form of rocailles and shells. Gold shinuarzi onlay  with the image of two Chinese having teatime in a gazebo is on the lid. A mirror in golden setting with onlays in the form of rocailles is on the lid inner side. A set of pearl spindle and shuttle for silk, golden jack-knife, a case for needles and scissors are inside the case.