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Victorian Carved Bone Scissors
* Circa 1890
interesting antique bone* scissors have carved birds on the
pierced shanks supporting the pointed bows. The blades are tight and
were made for cutting paper, which they do very well.
excellent condition with no chips, cracks or
other damage and measure 4 3/4" long. A similar pair
is shown on
color plate 13 (P-73) of Estelle Zalkin's book Thimbles & Sewing
item is made of bone from a domestic cow (bovine) and not from an
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