Late Victorian paper knife manufactured from pale cattle horn, mounted with silver thistle decoration on handle and silver shield stamped WD&Co, appearing to be by William Drummond, Melbourne, Victoria, active as a silver smith through years 1870 – 1900.1
1: Hawkins, J.B., 1990. Nineteenth Century Australian Silver. Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd. Woodbridge, Suffolk, England; 2 Vols, (1): pp1-342; (2): pp1-373.
27.5 cm long (nr: 10.75 inches).
Condition: expected scratches and wear for age and use; a few excavated holes from museum pest larvae.
Can be bought on-line. Price includes postage worldwide.
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