Antique 19th C. Carved Bone Dip Pen Letter Opener Stanhope (no Lens) Seal Af For Sale
Antique 19th C. Carved Bone Dip Pen Letter Opener Stanhope (no lens) Seal AF
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An antique combination letter opener, dip pen, & seal, hand carved from ox bone, and dating to the late 19th century.
The base has a letter opener & a pierced work column with a floral embossed metal nib holder to the end.
The cover has a lovely turned, carved & pierced work design with a stanhope finial (no lens) & a crosshatch seal on top.
Condition : The thread on the base is chipped & the nib holder a little loose. The cover has a loss to the threaded bottom and the stanhope lens is missing - the 2 halves still screw together, although it's a very loose & not very secure fit.
Size : Approx 8 1/2" / 21.5cm in total length.
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Antique 19th C. Carved Bone Dip Pen Letter Opener Stanhope (no Lens) Seal Af: $29