Miniature Tortoise Etui - This delicate little etui measures just 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 2"high. The case is made
of tortoise shell and gilded brass. While it has some obvious condition problems, it is still a lovely way to
display the miniature gilt needlework tools. The tools are all original and include scissors, thimble, stiletto, bodkin and needlecase. The scissors measure just 2 1/4" in length.
The tools are all in excellent condition. The scissors in particular as they are still very sharp and cut quite well.
The case has been noticably repaired in the front center, as well as a smaller area in the back center. As the
unusually shaped case has been repaired, the velvet pad fits a bit differently than it would have originally. It
can be pushed down lower in the case, which allows the top to almost close, but the set looks much better if
the pad is setting up higher in the case (as in the pictures). But, this placement does not allow the case to
close. It displays quite well this way.