The letter opening also has cracks to the enamel near the gilt mount although not visible to the naked eye. I have used a macro lens to highlight any damage to avoid disappointment.
The little case once had a floral gilded top which still shows in parts and is in good condition for age complete with it's two small gilt latch fastenings. Case size : 18 cm x 4.6 cm. Letter opener length : 16 cm. Pen length : 13.5 cm.The item "Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box" is in sale since Saturday, August 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Sets". The seller is "pugsruby711" and is located in norwich. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Chile.