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Lot 1: A fine 19th century ormolu and agate paper knife, believed from the Rothschild family, Mentmore Towers, 9.5insPlatinum House
December 5, 2012
Lewes, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A fine 19th century ormolu and agate paper knife, believed from the Rothschild family, Mentmore Towers, with pierced blade and dragon hilt in a fitted Hamilton, Crichton & Co velvet box with crowned 'R' insignia to lid, 9.5ins
Knife good. Box with wear to the velvet on the lid.
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