A pocket book-shaped travelling necessaire in silver, vermeil and galuchat, Europe, 18th century
Quite an unusual shape for this elegant personal necessaire or etui from a former book lover or bibliophile.
The necessaire does not bear hallmarks. A fine mechanism allows the content of the necessaire to be slid outside or inside.
It is complete with a pair of scissors, an ear scraper, pliers, two ivory pieces, a mechanical pencil and a small knife.
86x39x17 mm closed.
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Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.