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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver & Faux Shell Desk Top Letter / Paper Clip 1902

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver & Faux Shell Desk Top Letter / Paper Clip 1902

GREY & CO/1902

This Antique Sterling Silver & Faux Shell Desk Top Letter Clip is a love letter from the Victorian Era. Ready to add a sense of Victorian romance to your desk, this faux tortoise-shell heart-shaped clip does double duty by adding a dash of design to your workspace and keeping your letters in place.


THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE VICTORIAN HEART-SHAPED FAUX SHELL AND STERLING SILVER DESK TOP LETTER / PAPER CLIP. THE SHELL IS TORTOISE SHELL IN COLOR WITH PIERCED STERLING SILVER CLIP WHICH IS DECORATED WITH CHERUBS. CONDITION: EXCELLENT. IT IS HALL MARKED FOR LONDON IN 1902. THE CLIP MEASURES 4-1/2" LONG X 4-3/8" WIDE X 1-1/2" HIGH. IT WEIGHS 2.8 OUNCES.BRITISH STANDARD SILVER MARKS INDICATES THE PURITY OF THE SILVER: LION INDICATES STERLING SILVER .925 CITY MARKS – LION AND UNCROWNED LEOPARD HEAD WAS USED FROM 1822 TO PRESENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON. DATE MARKS – G WITH THIS SPECIFIC BACKGROUND SHIELD INDICATES 1902. MAKER’S MARKS – GY & C. GREY & CO, THE FIRM WAS FOUNDED IN LONDON BY WILLIAM GREY IN 1876 AND FROM 1886 TO 1936 WAS ACTIVE UNDER THE STYLE OF GREY & CO. GREY & CO WAS NOTED FOR THEIR NOVELTIES IN SILVER AND SUPPLIED RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS SUCH AS ASPREY & CO (LONDON) AND P. ORR & SONS (MADRAS, RANGOON & CALCUTTA).
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