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Defined as a small ornamental case for holding needles or toilet articles, an etui was a popular Victorian era lady's article, often included as part of a chatelaine.

This example is American in origin, stamped "Sterling 925 Fine" flanked by matching maker's marks. These are circles with an uncertain emblem inside.

The piece measure 3 1/4" by 5/8" and weighs approximately .6 T. oz.

It has two parts, a larger lower one, and what is essentially a cap...

 
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