This very high quality little English toothpick box is carved from real ivory. The top has designs created with very fine gold piqué work and is set with four cabochon turquoises. The push button, hinge and cartouche all test solid 9 Ct gold and I imagine the piqué work is as well. Inside the top is a braid bordered mirror and the bottom is lined with velvet. Everything looks to be original.
The condition is excellent with no chips or cracks and it snaps closed properly. The hinge plates on the back have been covered with ivory panels, but that was done when it was made. It measures 2 1/4" x 7/8" and has wonderful ivory grain and patina.