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Item Details

Lot #90
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00
Last UpdatedOctober 3, 2019

Description

WHALEBONE LETTER OPENER WITH SHELL AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL HANDLE Mid-19th Century
Handle constructed of layers pinned together. Both sides with alternating bands of shell and mother-of-pearl framing a central mother-of-pearl diamond within a shell rectangle. Edges with ivory caps. Stepped terminal with silvered metal cap. Heart-shaped gold-colored metal tang. Blade with incised X and two parallel lines near tang. Length 9. Includes metal stand."

Condition

No significant wear or damages noted.

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