Austrian Silver Figural Toothpick Holder PorcupineAustrian Silver Figural Toothpick Holder PorcupineAustrian Silver Figural Toothpick Holder PorcupineAustrian Silver Figural Toothpick Holder PorcupineAustrian Silver Figural Toothpick Holder PorcupineAustrian Silver Figural Toothpick Holder PorcupineAustrian Silver Figural Toothpick Holder PorcupineAustrian Silver Figural Toothpick Holder PorcupineAustrian Silver Figural Toothpick Holder Porcupine

Figural toothpick holder in the form of a porcupine. This is silver, with two touch marks on the pedestal base. One mark is 13, which is Austrian Hungarian empire, 19th century. The mark 13 means a silver standard of 812.5 parts out of 1000. ( For comparison, Germany is on the 800 standard, U.S is on the 925 standard). This is a hand made piece . I have been buying and selling toothpick holders for 40 years and never saw this one before. The porcupine is bolted to a formal plinth. The toothpicks fit into the holes in the porcupine's back. This piece has nice details. Very cute. The silver is quite fragile and very old, so there are a few tiny dents, but not much. Other than that, good condition. Displays well, especially with the toothpicks in it. Size of pedestal is 1.5 by 3 inches. Height is 2 inches. If you own the American silver plated porcupine toothpick, this animal is a tiny bit smaller, but displays the same size because of it's pedestal. Very old and rare for a toothpick holder.

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ITEM ID
H11-N
AGE
Late 19th Century
TYPE
Holloware
ORIGIN
Austria • Austrian
PURPOSE
Toothpick Holders
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Austrian Silver Figural Toothpick Holder Porcupine

$145

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