Truly exquisite antique French silverplated notebook, c. late 19th/early20th century
Souvenir of Saint Teresa of Lisieux, the "Little Flower" of the Infant Jesus
Magnificent embossed 18th- century design on the front and back. The front medaillon is a beautifully detailed image of Saint Teresa of Lisieux, holding a bouquet of lilies encircled with the inscription, "Santa Teresia à Jesus Infante" - Saint Teresa of the Infant Jesus. Use the zoom feature to look closely at the superb detail on both the front and back.
This dainty notebook was made as a souvenir for a visitor to the Basilica of Saint Teresa of Lisieux, in Normandy, France where she was born. It was designed to be worn on a chatelaine's waist chain. The tiny slim pencil slid out and the lid pops open for quick and easy note taking. Chatelaine notebooks are also known as a 'carnet de bal' (dance card) or "aide mémoire".
What makes this tiny piece exceptional is that it still has its original paper pad and pencil.
This is a truly rare little treasure in beautiful condition from late 19th century France.
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Dimensions: 4 inches long x 2 1/4th inches wide x 1/8th inch thick
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