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Vegetable ivory [Corozo nut] carved into an egg, which screws into an ebony egg cup with ivory bands. When unscrewed, the thimble cavity is revealed.

I just thought it was a nice egg! Fun to know it's an etui. A beautifully carved antique Victorian Coquilla nut thimble / needlecase, egg shaped with a rich golden brown patina, intricately carved with concentric circles, scalloped borders and pierced motifs. Opening with a screw thread to the centre.