1766 British Nécessaire at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Curators' comments: "A nécessaire was a luxury object designed to hold a whole range of necessary scent bottles and cosmetic and writing implements for use by a woman of fashion. The contents include five bottles with stoppers, a pencil and an ivory writing tablet, scissors, a mirror, a comb, a brush, toothpicks, a tongue scraper, a bodkin combined with a spoon for ear wax, and a file combined with a pair of tweezers."
Nécessaire, Watchmaker: James Cox (ca. 1723–1800) Date: ca. 1770–72 Culture: English (London) Medium: Case: moss agate, mounted in gold and set with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds; silver; Dial: white enamel, with frame pavé-set with paste jewels
Gold locket with the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette: British Museum
Personal accessory case, London, England (made), 1766 (made)Artist/Maker: Pratbernon, John (probably, maker) Materials and Techniques: Agate, mounted in gold, with bottles mounted in gold, and implements in silver, ivory, mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell. V
Louis Vuitton Writing universe
Nécessaire incorporating an automaton watch, ca. 1770–72 Signed by James Cox (English, ca. 1723–1800) Case: moss agate, mounted in gold and set with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds; silver; and mirror glass; dial: white enamel, with frame pavé set with paste jewels