Steel Calligrapher’s Scissors.
calligrapher’s scissors from nineteenth century, The handles are of geometric
squared form leading to a damascened section and then to the long, concave
are damascened with gold dense foliage patterns on both sides and blades show
twins central fullers . Korans and indeed any other books or documents had to
be written by hand prior to the advent of Arabic typeset. Scissors such as
these were part of the calligrapher’s tools of trade. They were used to cut
paper sheets to the correct size prior to binding. Such scissors were used to
cut only the finest paper.
made of brass while blades are made of steel that shows a blue overtone color.
overall conditions with no damage to note. No loss to the fine gold overlay and
no dents to the steel parts. Solid brass handles
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