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 Description
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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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