Until the beginning of the 20th century, a toothpick holder was part of the upscale dining culture. These were made in various designs and from different materials. Only privileged households could afford a toothpick holder in solid silver. Today, objects like these are found almost exclusively in museums and are sought after by collectors from all over the world.
Unusual triangular prism toothpick holder in solid silver 800/- on stepped feet with hinged, finely modelled woodcock bird. Handcrafted 1866-1887 in Milan, Kingdom of Italy, by Anatolio Henin, silversmith's mark "A (crossed cutlery) H". Condition very good in fine original condition. Collectable, museum quality!
Dimensions & Details
- Silver 800/-
- length 11,5 cm
- Height 9 cm
- Width 3 cm
- Net silver weight 94.75 gram
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