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Written by Mandy N
(10/18/2006 9:21 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What about the toothpick cases., penned by Reeba
'He was giving orders for a tooth-pick case for himself, and till it's size, shape, and ornaments were determined,...finally arranged to his own inventive fancy,-'
LOL! Expensive, tasteless and rather useless- an accessory to reflect Robert himself. Not to mention his materialist approach to life. ;-)
For anyone pondering picky etiquette, fashionable Georgians sometimes had a personal silver be-jewelled toothpick. (uggh !)
Robert Ferras isn't quite so vulgar to have a large gold or silver toothpick. He contents himself with a tooth-pick case which held disposable toothpicks, possibly bone or ivory.
Below is a picture of an engraved silver toothpick case 1797.
|George III silver Toothpick Case.|
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