1335. A Fine Carved Mother of Pearl Etui, ca. 19th Century 4" x 1.30 x .75" Tapered brass case with hinged lid, with engraved scroll motifs and carved mother of pearl inlay sections; interior with brass, ivory and mother of pearl clad instruments. Aspire Auctions
Gold ship pendant, enamelled in white and green, the mother-of-pearl hull surmounted by three masts rigging and unfurled sails. On deck, guarded by cannons Venus is seated while her son Cupid, winged, stands behind her. A pearl hangs below the hull, as does the anchor. Suspension loop above. Second half of the 16th century.