A tortoiseshell and metal-mounted magnifying glass, late 18th/early 19th century oval, the sides applied with three foliate clasps, one hinged side enclosing a magnifying glass, 8,5cm long; an Edwardian tortoiseshell covered canister, cylindrical, 10,5cm diameter; and a faux tortoiseshell and metal inlaid sewing box, rectangular, the hinged cover inlaid with a vacant cartouche, enclosing a blue velvet-lined detachable compartment fitted with a George V silver thimble, Charles May, London, 1920, a needle-case, a darning needle, a bodkin and sewing stiletto, distressed, 12cm wide (7)
Sold for R 850 Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 997
The tortoiseshell with some distress and chipping to the magnifying glass. The canister with some chipping and age-appropriate wear. Overall distress to the sewing box.
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