A JEWELLED AND GOLD-MOUNTED MOTHER-OF-PEARL CIGARETTE-HOLDER AND A PARCEL-GILT TEA-STRAINER
circa 1900; 19th century, maker's mark illegible
The mother of pearl holder applied with a band of openwork around the rim and encircled by a chased serpent set with a rose-cut diamond 2|in. (6cm.) long; the tea-strainer shaped as a bucket with a band of engraved blossoms and strapwork.