[DICKENS, CHARLES] | His fruit knife, blade engraved "From K.D. to C.D. 1849"
[DICKENS, CHARLES] | His fruit knife, blade engraved "From K.D. to C.D. 1849"
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Property from the Family of Elliott B. Macrae

[DICKENS, CHARLES] | His fruit knife, blade engraved "From K.D. to C.D. 1849"

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Property from the Family of Elliott B. Macrae

[DICKENS, CHARLES] | His fruit knife, blade engraved "From K.D. to C.D. 1849"

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot Sold:5,000USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Family of Elliott B. Macrae

[DICKENS, CHARLES]

His fruit knife, blade engraved "From K.D. to C.D. 1849"


Folding knife with mother-of-pearl handle, over all length 5 1/2 in. (141 mm), blade 2 1/2 in. (64 mm), hallmarked Sheffield 1819. Red morocco solander box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe; rubbed, front cover detached.


A fine relic of the inimitable English author, evidently an anniversary or birthday gift from his wife, Catherine Thomson "Kate" Dickens.


PROVENANCE:

Beatrix Buel Smith (presentation label, 1916, from H. Child on front lining)

Condition Report

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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