Tortoise shell, metal
Overall: 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.9 x 5.4 cm )
Fragment of tortoise shell jar with hinged metal frame (probably for bureau or toilet table), consisting of the lid and neck; there is a metal clasp fastener at the front (broken); the lid and neck are decorated all around near the frame with trigonal piqué circles alternating with single piqué circles.
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