These hand-engraved scenes are works of art produced by a single hand. Those who have spent time in rural Europe (especially France or Northern Switzerland) will recognize the architecture. Down to the diagonal stripes on the siding. The 18s is particularly well preserved and has a definite holograph effect. The cases are gold filled and we know for a fact that gold filled cases were hand engraved at the factory (Fahys advert) as late as 1905. I put two of my favorite movements in them. But wearing them would be like using a Picasso as a hood ornament. To me, they speak of human excellence. Interestingly, I do not have a single case of an American scene with such detail. this may reflect familiarity with the content.