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An exceptionally rare George III Filigree Needle Case, modelled as a Book. English and made circa 1780.


This extremely rare and outstanding Needle Case is modelled as a book. The front and reverse are decorated with filigree scroll work and a central diamond section containing a stylised filigree flower head decorated with roundels. The filigree spine is decorated with scroll work and wave designs and the case also has a filigree working clasp. The clasp opens up to reveal alterate coloured velvet leaves, with silver braid on the edges. This piece is in excellent original condition and can hardly have had any use. To find a needle case modelled in this manner is extremely unusual. An outstanding piece of George III silver.

Length: 2.25 inches, 5.63cm.

Width: 1.45 inches, 3.63cm.