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A GROUP OF DESK OBJECTS
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A GROUP OF DESK OBJECTS

19TH CENTURY

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A GROUP OF DESK OBJECTS
19TH CENTURY
Comprising: a hand-seal with revolving calendar to the handle and simple brass matrix; a needle case with lock of hair set to an oval lozenge to the mirror lined lid containing two bodkins, the steel example engraved to commemorate the death of George III; a piquet-work cut-throat razor; a folding rule inscribed 'THOS. HARRIS & SONS BRITISH MUSEUM LONDON'; an ivory-handled hammer with silver-plated head; two artist's pallets; and a French brass-mounted nib-cutter; together with three sets of folding spectacles, one pair probably silver gilt and contained in a tortoiseshell case another mounted with integral horn case with monogram; two sets of soverign scales and an ormolu paper-knife
The seal: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm.) high (13)
Provenance
The seal: Davy & Son, St. Peter's Street, Bedford, where acquired on 14 March 1936 as 'Ivory seal with calendar' (3s.6d.).
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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