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This pocket nécessaire contains the following fittings for personal grooming: a patch box with mirror, tweezers, ear spoon, file, and two scent bottles with porcelain stoppers. It is part of a group of étuis and snuffboxes collected by the New York broker Valentine Alexander Blacque, who retired to Paris in the 1880s.

Nécessaire, Shagreen on wood; fittings of gold, porcelain, glass, 
and steel, French

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