Small architect’s travel necessaire in jaspe, gold and steel made in England circa 1750/70

Small architect’s travel necessaire in jaspe, gold and steel made in England circa 1750/70



height of +/- 9 cm.



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Scientific


A small architect’s travel necessaire with five gold and steel instruments in its gold-mounted blood jasper case.

The case has cut-off sides (12) with a seal intaglio at the base, consisting of an antique soldier with a helmet and winged spear attached to an oval cartridge. The upper part of the case opens on a hinged push-button set with a red stone, revealing the five instruments. On the top there is a small gold suspension ring entirely engraved.

The instruments consist of:

– a gold and steel dividers

– a half foot folding ruler in gold engraved with two scales graduated in inches from 1 to 6

– a mechanical pencil / nib holder also forming a toothpick, consisting of three parts (pencil holder, nib and toothpick, central support), the whole in gold, steel and copper

– a gold ear pick

– a folding knife with a steel blade and an all-gold engraved handle

Condition: excellent.

Dimension: height of +/- 9 cm.

England circa 1750/70. 

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FR Galerie Delalande Paris

After 37 years in Le Louvre des Antiquaires, the Delalande gallery moved early June 2015 to 35 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, on the other side of the Seine River in the well known antic shops area "le Carré Rive Gauche".
Our main specialties are, since 1976, Marine and Scientific instruments, Tobacco and Opium objects, Curiosities and Great Canes.
We participate to international antique fairs (TEFAF Maastricht) and are unique partner of the French Maritime Museum.
Eric Delalande is also Administrator of the French Experts National Company (C.N.E.).
Please visit also our two websites, which are frequently updated: (French) and (English). ----------------------------

La Galerie Delalande s'est installée en juin 2015 au 35 rue de Lille (75007 Paris), au coeur de la capitale dans le "Carré Rive Gauche", après 37 années de présence au Louvre des Antiquaires.
Nous nous sommes orientés, depuis 1976, vers plusieurs spécialités : Marine et Sciences, Objets du tabac et de l'Opium, Cannes de collection et Curiosités.
Nous participons à des salons d'envergure internationale (TEFAF Maastricht) et sommes partenaires exclusifs du Musée National de la Marine.
Eric Delalande est également Administrateur de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts (C.N.E.).
N'hésitez pas à visiter nos deux sites internet fréquemment mis à jour : (Français) and (Anglais).

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