S/2153 Antique Treen 18th Century Seal Shovel
A rare 18th century seal shovel, having a lignum vitae knop and a well turned handle, turned steel shaft and a shaped spade end.
These shovels were used for removing wax seals from the back of envelopes, a serious collecor's item.
3½ in. (9 cm.) Wide
English Circa 1780