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A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BOXWOOD WHIST (CARD) MARKERS Circa 1860
A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BOXWOOD WHIST (CARD) MARKERS Circa 1860
A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BOXWOOD WHIST (CARD) MARKERS Circa 1860

A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BOXWOOD WHIST (CARD) MARKERS Circa 1860

£85
(ID: 10794)

This pair of circular Whist Markers, or Scorers, was made in around 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.
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