Exposition Universelle de Paris (1889) Carved Stanhope Viewer and Nib Holder

$65.00

This carved, bone nib holder and Stanhope Viewer has a tiny picture in the circular window on the portion that unscrews. The picture shows a map of Paris with the words "Exposition Universelle Paris 1889."

The piece measures 11 cm in length and has wear, not only to the small picture in the viewer but to the carved surface of the holder itself. There are surface lines that might be construed as being cracks, but these are only superficial and do not impact the structural integrity of the piece. These lines are visible most clearly using a loupe or the zoom function while viewing the photos here in the listing. Do let me know if you would like more photos as I will be happy to oblige.

The top portion of the holder unscrews so that the piece may be reversed and inserted to place the metal portion (nib holder) outward so that one may use this as a dip pen.

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