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IVORY BACK SCRATCHER

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The handle of the backscratcher is made in ivory which is carved like a twig with pieces of coral set where the knots in the wood should be. This is joined by a gold band to the scratcher which is a piece of pink coral which is highly polished. The scratcher has several points and is very naturalistic.

Object name:
IVORY BACK SCRATCHER
Made from:
Ivory -- coral -- metal
Made in:
China
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
33.7 cm (13 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.144
Class:
IVORY
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973