toilet set container

Manicure set in a case that has a stone base with copper alloy or gold fixings and the sides of case are made of mother of pearl. At the top is a decorative knob, with a leaf and flower that opens the case and is at the top of an internal fixing that holds the manicure tools. There is a small pair of scissors with decorative handles and plain, iron blades, a thimble, a glass bottle with attached, hinged lid and a decorative case with a lid that may be a needle case.

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