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Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Silver Bookmark.

A good Victorian silver Bookmark, the terminal formed as a bust of Queen Victoria. Made to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Victoria in 1897.

By Saunders & Shepherd, Chester, 1896

Antique silver Bookmarks come in all shapes and sizes. Many are shaped like knives or swords because at the turn of the century, many pages in books were not completely separated, so they were also used as paper cutters. Other pieces are figural, composed of animals and busts of famous people. They were used not only for function, but also as a display of wealth. Solid silver was a highly desirable material which transformed the antique silver bookmark into a status symbol, making them the coveted collectors’ items that they are today. Ranging from traditional to novelty in design, our collection showcases the finest antique silver bookmarks from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries available in the UK

Dimensions

H 9 cms (3.54 inches) W 1.9 cms (0.75 inches)

Weight

10.00 Grams (0.32 troy ounces)


Condition report

In good condition with no damage or repair

Stock number

TRS300822A
Open Monday-Saturday 10-6; appointment advisable

The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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