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SUPERB, LARGE, 19TH CENTURY, OCTAGONAL, IVORY SPINNING TOP
A beautiful example of a mid nineteenth century - circa 1850 - Ivory Spinning Top. This eight-sided top measures 8cms from the handle finial to the spinning point and has a diameter of 4cms. It is extremely tactile - a nice, fat feel - substantial. There is no doubt that it is ivory, although an inexperienced eye might at first suspect it to be bone. As can be seen from the photographs the bottom unscrews and on looking inside it becomes evident that it is indeed ivory. A good collector's piece.