Hand Carved Tagua Nut Tape Measure Circa 1890

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Hand carved Tagua nut in the form of a tape measure. Made in circa 1890.

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W-2 H-4 L-5 (cm)

Item Reference:

56610-731-4Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 56610-731-4
Item No. 56610 - Dealer No. 731 - Building No. 4


Hand carved Tagua nut in the form of a tape measure, circa 1890. Has a silk tape extending to 24 inches, which is retracted by turning the top finial and winding the tape back into the body.
Tagua nut - also known as Vegetable Ivory for its similarities to animal ivory, mainly its colour, finish and the ability to be intricately carved.


Item Reference
Height: 4 cm
Width: 2 cm
Length: 5 cm
Coquila Nut
1880 - 1901, C19th (Late Victorian)
Country of Origin
Full working order, tape fully retractable.


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