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Unusual Antique Victorian Silver & Scottish Agate Bookmark By James Fenton 1888 For Sale
A very unusual antique sterling silver novelty bookmark in the form of a sword, the hilt shape finial inset with a jasper agate. Fully hallmarked with the anchor for the assay town of Birmingham, struck horizontally for small pre-1900 work, the lion passant for the sterling standard guarantee, and the gothic style date letter 'O' for the year 1888. Maker's mark: J.F for the famous silversmith James Fenton who later manufactured some wonderful art nouveau work both in silver and jewellery.
This early example of his work comes in excellent original condition with just slight 'waving' of the blade consistent with age and use but nothing much at all. No dents or repairs and no damage to the inner jasper cabochon within the hilt.
A rare bookmark, ideal for a collection. Length: Delivery= EUROPE= airmail + Airsure USA + ALL OTHER COUNTRIES= airmail + Airsure FREE
Buyers from New Zealand and South Africa are most welcome. However, you will need to contact me prior to offerding so that I can add your ID to my exemption list in order to allow your offers into the system. (one of 's curious little anomalies) Postage costs will be the same as U.S.A.
Combined purchases are welcome with great savings on shipping costs subject to the weight of your items, and you'll only have to pay the Airsure fee once. Please note: weights and measurements are approximate, but as near to accurate as possible.
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Unusual Antique Victorian Silver & Scottish Agate Bookmark By James Fenton 1888: $145