Posted 2 years ago
This, I am told, is an antique Victorian tortoiseshell manicure set in a traveling box from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. This set features a tooled leather case with a velvet and satin interior and 9 pieces of manicure accoutrements. The pieces are stamped with the maker's mark, but I can't identify the hallmark. I would LOVE any help with this. Also I'm not sure where, on the pieces, might be safe to test if they are true tortoise, so any suggestion would be wonderful! There is a lot of wear to the tortoise and the patterns are not uniform, so I am guessing it's actual shell, but am not certain.