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Antique Sorrento Ware Inlaid Olive Wood Letter Opener In The Form Of A Shoe

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Seller: 1283.linda (2,638) 100%, Location: Burton-on-Trent, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222929946857 A SUPERB ANTIQUE SORRENTO WARE LETTER OPENER WHICH IS MADE FROM OLIVE WOOD AND INTRICATELY INLAID. THIS IS QUITE AN UNUSUAL PIECE AS IT IS IN THE FORM OF A SHOE WITH A LITTLE KITTEN HEEL AND DATES TO AROUND THE LATE 19th CENTURY WHEN IT WOULD MOST LIKELY HAVE BEEN BOUGHT AS A TOURIST SOUVENIR OR GIFT BY SOMEONE ON A GRAND TOUR.IT IS IN A LOVELY ANTIQUE CONDITION WITH FAIR WEAR AND TEAR PLUS COMMENSURATE MARKINGS BUT IS VERY GOOD CONSIDERING ITS GREAT AGE WITH THE INLAID DETAIL ALL INTACT AS FAR AS I CAN SEE. PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY VARIATIONS IN COLOUR ARE NATURALLY OCCURRING AND DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE WOOD ITSELF, ALTHOUGH IT DOES ALSO HAVE A NICE AGE RELATED PATINA.A GORGEOUS PIECE OF SORRENTO WARE WHICH DISPLAYS REALLY WELL AND WOULD MAKE A FINE ADDITION TO A COLLECTION OF EITHER TREEN OR LETTER OPENERS.IT MEASURES APPROX. 22cms (8.5") LONG AND 4cms (1.5") WIDE WITH A WEIGHT OF 22grms.PLEASE CONTACT ME IF ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS REQUIRED.I AM HAPPY TO COMBINE POSTAGE WITH OTHER PURCHASES WHERE POSSIBLE.PLEASE ONLY BID IF YOU INTEND TO BUY.PAYMENT TO BE MADE WITHIN 3 DAYS OF THE AUCTION ENDING UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE- MANY THANKS. Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Sub-Type: Olivewood, Age: 1850-1899, Style/ Period: Sorrento Ware- Antique, Original/Repro: Original, Product: Letter Opener, Product Sub-Type: Treen- Desk Item

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