This is a set of three Victorian ivory knife rests hand carved with simple detail to represent pairs of facing elephants with trunks joined. Measurement: length of each, approx. 5 inches. Condition: very good. To be sold individually.
This is a antique fanciful relief -carved ivory crocodile on a curved base with scalloped edges; beautiful detail; possibly from a letter opener. Measurement: length 3 1/4 inches. Condition: underside has epoxy residue from previous attachment to another surface.
This is a whimsical 19th Century ivory cane or parasol handle; intricately carved with a sandpiper and a snake devouring a plump frog; also with a fine banded saw-tooth rim. Measurement: length: 5 1/4 inches. Condition: age appropriate wear to some of the sharpness of the saw tooth rim- no chips or cracks.
This is an elegant 19th Century Victorian ivory page turner, the handle embellished with delicately carved flowers and C scrolls. The Victorians used page turners to protect the pages of valuable books from damage; they were also used to protect the hands from newsprint. Measurement: length: 12 inches. Condition: excellent; no chips or cracks; some yellow age spots on the blade.
Here is a unique gift for Christmas: a 19th century ivory letter opener in the form a dagger with a charming hand-carved elephant handle. The beautiful curved dagger blade is attached with old nails to the wooden handle. Measurement: length: 13 1/2 inches. Condition: two very minor losses at edge of base of wooden handle (1/8 inch each).
Unusually large 19th Century ivory page turner, smooth blade with a large tapered grip handle. The Victorians used page turners to protect the pages of valuable books from damage; they were also used to protect the hands from newsprint. Measurement: length: 18 3/4 inches. Condition: 1/2 inch crack at tip end of handle. This item cannot be shipped out of the country.