The wood appears to be a hard African "tiger striped" mahogany and has a stunning pattern. The handle section is topped with a beautifully hand embossed, scrolled silver hallmarked cap and at the lower end a silver belt and buckle. The silver cap is stamped with a makers mark and a full set of English hallmarks. Lion Passant for English sterling silver (925), the Lion head for the London assay office and the date letter " S " for the year 1893. The maker mark is " SAL", which unfortunately I can't find any reference to on the usual reference sites?This may well be one of the many provincial silversmiths that existed in the Victorian period? Whoever the maker was they where indeed very skilled silversmiths. The page-turner measures 17.75" (45cm) long and at its widest point is 1.2" (3cm) wide. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.
That this item is also being offered for sale on my own web site and therefore may be withdrawn at any time. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver".
The seller is "safinob" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.