Probably English, Height 93 mm, circa 1770
A rare Rococo gilt brass-mounted shagreen necessaire
Case: brass, partly gilt, green shagreen, the front and back side applied with embossed shell-work motifs. Tapering flattened rectangular étui of rectangular section with rounded corners, hinged slightly domed cover with reeded gold mountings, decorated with embossed flowers and volutes. The interior fitted with a scissor, an ivory tablet, an ear-spoon, a folding knife, a pair of tweezers and an awl.
Case: very good, slightly worn, slightly chipped