A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BOXWOOD WHIST (CARD) MARKERS Circa 1860
Measuring 4.5 cms in diameter they are turned from boxwood. Boxwood always mellows to such a beautiful colour and the patina on both is beautiful.
Marked out from 1 - 9 each marker has a movable pointer made of ivory. These swivel freely to score for the card game of Whist.
The bottom of each scorer is covered in a black, leather-like paper, commonly used during the 19th century. This disguises the central pin which enables the pointer to move and provides a smooth base so that table surfaces are not scratched.
There is no damage. No cracks, splits or breakages.
Often seen as individual pieces; pairs which have unfortunately been split to make more money. So this is a good opportunity to acquire a genuine pair made around 150 years ago.