French Tri-colored, red, green and yellow, 18k gold needle case decorated with classical lobes, swags and festoons of flowers. This piece would have typically been part of an elaborate “necessarie” or sewing case. Marked on the sleeve with a cock’s head the hallmark for Parisian gold between 1809 – 1819. Weighs 17 grams
A bit of fun history - France in the 19th Century, goldsmiths used no less than 29 colors of gold!
Condition: Excellent condition with one slight bend on the bottom as pictured.
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