Secret poison case disguised as a book, 17th century
I have no idea where it’s from but it’s pretty amazing.
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A modern take on an ancient idea.
But at a price.
"This magnificent poison ring features a large central topaz stone that can be unlocked with a key to reveal a tiny secret compartment. The whole ring is covered in decorative engravings, and on each of the fours claws holding the topaz there are tiny bezel set blue sapphires (we can alternate the sapphires for diamonds if you wish, just let us know in the notes to seller section). It has been entirely hand made (including the locking mechanisms). The dimensions of the locking box are approx 12mm wide x 12mm deep x 18mm from the top of the topaz to the bottom of the box. The key to open it is approx 23mm long, and comes on a 50cm chain to be worn around the neck."
"Fouquet inlaid opals and enameling for the desired look of bright colorful shapes. This winged chimera brooch by Fouquet in 1902 depicts a mixture of enamels, gemstones & pearls is a perfect example of his work."