Rare antique French, mid 19th century tortoise shell needle case/box.
The little box top has “Aiguilles” (needles) written in ornate gold script and a gold thumb pusher in the shape of a scalloped shell. The interior is complete with a leather sleeve to hold the needle packet — W.Bartlett & Sons, Redditch. Celebrated Betweens No.11. See additional images.
Measures 5 cm in length and 3 cm wide. Excellent condition.