Antique French Silver Embroidery Sewing Tools, Kit, Set
Antique French sewing case fitted with .800 silver embroidery tools beautifully decorated in elegant neoclassical styling and patterned with palmettes, florals and fluting. Comprising of a pair of scissors, a thimble, needle case etui, stiletto, awl, and bodkin. Each hallmarked with the French head of the wild boar, used to indicate a silver content of .800/1000. The mark was typically used on small objects of at least 80% pure silver content, close to .925 sterling, and in use from 1838. Also bearing maker's mark that are rubbed and difficult to photograph. Appears to be initials H.H. possibly for Hector Houlmann, active 1893 at 138 avenue Parmentier in Paris. Housed within the original velvet lined fitted presentation box retailed by V. Vattaire of Grenoble France, a retailer specializing in small items, jewelry and decorative objects.