14 - 15 February 2001
AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION DESK RULER
Mark of Tiffany & Co., New York, 1873-1891
Of typical form, decorated with etched pearling and engraved with inscription To F.D.R. from G.G.T. Christmas 1942, marked on reverse
9in. (22.8cm.) long
The desk ruler was a Christmas present to Franklin D. Roosevelt from his secretary Grace G. Tully.
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