Victorian Silver "Apperley's Patent" Combination Bookmarker Leaf Holder & Paper Knife

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO 1897
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A rare and ingenious Victorian silver Patented combination Bookmarker, Leaf Holder and Paper Knife, the rotating outer silver blade to hold the leaves of a book open whilst it is being read. Attached suspension ring.

By Sampson Mordan & Co, London, 1897. Also stamped: Apperley's Patent.

Sold - £330.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair, a minor scratch to the blade.
Dimensions
L
130  mm (5.12 inches)
Weight
18.00 Grams (0.58 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
PB110117D
Medium
Silver
Literature
See attached copy of the original Patent taken out by Ebenezer Apperley on January 25th 1898.