A Victorian  silver-mounted and antelope horn 'snake' table cigar lighter by Sampson Mordan II, London 1881; together with two page turners and a hoof inkstand (4)
Lot 87Y
A Victorian silver-mounted and antelope horn 'snake' table cigar lighter by Sampson Mordan II, London 1881; together with two page turners and a hoof inkstand (4)
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,308) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Victorian silver-mounted and antelope horn 'snake' table cigar lighter
by Sampson Mordan II, London 1881
Realistically modelled as a snake with black glass eyes (one missing) and resting on a perch; together with a silver-mounted rhinoceros horn page-turner, by Sampson Mordan II, London 1882, the silver collar pierced with scroll foliate, the cow horn handle carved as fruit and leaves, length 35cm, a silver-mounted and ebony page-turner, incuse stamped 'STE. SILVER WJ', the silver collar with presentation inscription, rabbit paw handle, length 36cm, and a silver-plate-mounted hoof inkstand. (4)

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  • Sold with AHVLA rhinoceros horn pre-sale approval (EC Regulation 865/2006, Article 62 (3)). Please note that the AHVLA are unlikely to grant a CITES re-export certificate for this item.
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