Rare Antique Knight Gauntlet Desktop Paper Clip Letter Clip - Gothic Medieval For Sale
A rare antique brass desktop paperclip in the form of a knight’s gauntlet on a shield-shaped background – rather medieval or gothic in style.
I am unsure of the exact age of this piece, but would date it is early twentieth century. Having rarely seen one before, I did have a similar clip earlier this year which had the internal type spring. This one has the more usual coiled spring (seen in the second photograph).
The gauntlet is very detailed with scrolling patterns and all of the armour plates represented. The shield shape that forms the base plate also has intricate detailing.
The base of the shieldhas one small drilled hole at the reverse so that the clip can also be hung if desired.
The spring on this clip is sound and firm with no sideways "wobble".
Condition is very good and it will happily hold papers on your desk for many years. I have a similar item which I use on a daily basis and it is ideal to stop papers you want to keep to hand from being scattered by draughts etc.
The clip measures about 5.1 inches (13.3 cm) in length.
A super item to display on a desktop for anyone interested in the medieval or gothic, and very useful and useable.
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