This wonderful case is made of real tortoise shell with a sterling silver hinge and latch. The hinge has the English sterling hallmarks for London 1917 and the maker's mark H.A. & Co. The inside is lined with the original dark blue velvet and holds 3 pairs of English steel scissors with fluted shanks.
The scissors are 4 3/4", 3 5/8" and 3 1/2" long. All have tight blades, intact points and cut pretty well. The tortoise case measures 6 3/8" long and 2 1/4" wide at the top. There is a tiny insect nibble at the bottom back edge, but it's in overall wonderful condition with beautiful tortoise patterns. The silver button on the front slides up to close the case.