|3" Ivory Handle And 1.2" Snakewood Shaft (9036)|
This is the largest ivory handle. The documentation as to who it was made for on the top of the handle, and dated 1888, make it fully tracable. It is also english hallmarked for the same year, and commemorates the laying of the cornerstone of a church on the moor. It even says who laid the cornerstone. The initials on the shaft indicate it wasn't used by anyone the handle commemorated. They must have made these for the wealthy supporters. The huge snakewood shaft is also the largest I have seen. Notice the wrist strap hole with silver eyelets on the shaft, also typical of that period of time. Although the handle screws off, it doesn't do anything except allow the handle to be protected.
Category: Handcarved - Folkart
Sub Category: Ivory
Listed: 2007-04-19 02:22:26