For those who search for the exceptional and exquisite, this antique French Belle Epoque dance card case is a rare and remarkable find. An elegant rectangle of hammered yellow gold is adorned with a knot design along the top formed of old mine-cut diamonds and terminating in brightly hued ruby and sapphire cabochons. Each pushbutton is adorned with a ruby or sapphire cabochon and the interior features a pair of compartments, a section for one’s dance card with a decorative trefoil hinged clasp. At the top is a removable pencil featuring a sapphire cabochon top as well as an antique gold link chain with a spring clasp. This item was sold at Christie’s Paris in 2009, features French hallmarks and is truly an extraordinary objet de vertu.