Antique French .800 Silver Sewing Needle Case, Etui, Ornate Floral Repousse
A charming antique 19th century French .800 silver needle case etui embossed on both sides with an ornate repoussé design of scrolling foliage and flowers. Hallmarked with the French head of the hare or rabbit, indicating a silver content of .800/1000. The hare head was typically used on small items and is a Parisian guarantee mark (poinçon de garantie) in use from 1819 -1838. The mark indicates a silver content of .800/1000 and was placed by the Bureau de Garantie de Paris. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. There is a small seem split on one side of the top rim. Measures 2 7/8” length.