Beautifully painted in soft shades of greenish brown with a hint of yellow. Carved with detailing.
It is a very solid heavy piece and has jointed body and head.
I think at one point the tail may have been a little longer but it certainly does not look out of place,
minor restoration to horn, barely noticeable.
My dogs were most alarmed when it arrived; it is standing in my conservatory at the moment and
creates a great feature and has gone a lovely colour with age
A wonderful interior deco ...click for details
A really nice 19th century example of fine quality. In good original condition.
The catch works very well and the handle is good and strong.
The strap end has worn through use otherwise in very good condition.
Ready for the coming season
This icon on panel depicts the Virgin and Child. The young Christ is making a sign of peace with
a hand that appears somewhat out of proportion. However, the utter charm shines through and
outweighs any technical paints.
I always wonder if only it could talk.
Size 16.5cm 13.5cm
Victorian Bone Letter Opener/Page Turner.
This very well made example is quite a rarity
because either side of the handle are implements
used to trim quill pens.
A nice example save for one tiny nick (please see
Antique Ox Bone Lion Walking Stick Handle.
This finely carved piece depicts a snarling lion which looks really lifelike. There are two yellow collars either side of a length of Malacca.
A lovely, tactile piece.
13cm tall carving 11.5cm long
This Beautifully carved blotter dates back to British Colonial times in India.
It comes apart so that one can insert the blotting paper.
In good condition save for a small loss on the knob.
Just imagine the interesting and perhaps historic letters this piece has blotted.
An interesting accessory worthy of the finest desk.
Size: Length 6 3/4"inches