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ÉTUI

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

An etui, or bodkin holder, is a decorative container used to hold bodkins (hairpins), toothpicks, or other small tools. This cylindrical etui is cut from two pieces of bloodstone. It is decorated with three gold collars, one at each end and one at the join. These are decorated with chased rococo scrolls and other decorative motifs.

This etui, or bodkin holder, is tube-shaped and is cut from two pieces of bloodstone. It is decorated with three gold collars. There is one at each end, and one where the two pieces join. These are decorated with chased rococo scrolls and other decorative motifs.

Category:
gems
Object name:
ÉTUI
Made from:
Bloodstone -- gold
Made in:
London, England
Date made:
ca. 1760
Size:
11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.150.1-2
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK: Owl on an oval (French import mark issued on 1893) [struck twice on neck]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973