19th century articulated bird page turner finely carved

19th century articulated bird page turner finely carved

Code: CE139

Dimensions:W: 45cm (17.7")H: 5cm (2")D: 3cm (1.2")

£135.00 Approx $170.67, €151.52
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A finely carved wooden page turner or paper knife with articulated handle, dating to approximately the mid 19th century. The handle is in the form of a bird with a sprung mechanism to the beak, which opens and closes by pressing under the chin. The bird has finely carved plumage and amber glass eyes. The wood has a golden aged patina. Possibly German or Swiss.