Late Qing Dynasty Tortoise Shell and Sterling Fingernail Guard

Sunday, June 25th 2017 @ 8:06pm EDT


Sunday, June 25th 2017 @ 8:06pm EDT


Final Bid


Item Details

A late Qing dynasty tortoise shell and sterling silver fingernail guard. The body of the guard is crafted from reticulated tortoise shell with sterling silver ferrules. Total weight, inclusive of all material: 0.150 ozt.


Collected in the late 19th and early 20th century and donated to a Private Midwestern Institution in 1938
Sold to enhance and preserve the Institution’s mission-relevant Collections

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  • This item has been evaluated and verified by an independent Graduate Gemologist. (COLVW)




Wear and markings consistent with age; museum present on piece


4.25" W x 1.0" H x 0.5" D

Total weight, inclusive of all material: 0.150 ozt

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