Lot 211

Two TRAVEL KNIPS in a shagreen case. The green case contains two knives, the first one with silver blade, the second one with steel blade. The handles are made of hard stones, ferrules and two-tone gold caps. Punches of the 18th century, especially for the silver blade: Amiens 1780-1790. Length. 21 cm (small accident in shagreen). Provenance: descendant of Jean Marie-Pie Michel Claret (1805-1886), architect-decorator of Napoleon III and protégé of Baron James de Rothschild. Two 18th century travel knives in a shagreen case.