Very Rare Antique Gold Damascene Scissors Islamic Calligraphy Persian C1800 Nr
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Very Rare Antique Gold Damascene Scissors Islamic Calligraphy Persian C1800 Nr:
This genuine pair of antique Islamic calligraphy scissors measure 220mm (8.75'') long x 20mm (.75'') across at the widest and weigh 64 grams. They are known as Islamic calligraphy scissors and from the closed position it is easy to see they were also designed with a dual purpose in mind. They are damascene decorated (inlaid gold) to the pivot area as well as two small areas on the outside of each of the hollow ground blades and the handles fit together perfectly as one. They date to no latter than 1850 but they may be considerably earlier. They are in good original condition with some wear to the inlaid gold on one side (see photos 7&9) and some surface discolouration to the cut steel and they operate perfectly. A very fine pair of early Islamic scissors, with an unusual dual use, that do not turn up on the open market very often.
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