Antique early 19th century French silver needle case sewing etui. Ornately decorated in fine repousse. The body and lid feature an intricate pattern with rare Chinoiserie motif. 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. Measures 3 5/8" length.