Seller: elegant.arts (20,665) 100%, Location: Midlothian, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 253531846521 Antique Mother of Pearl Scissors English * Circa 1840 These wonderful mother of pearl handled scissors have curling dolphins carved on both sides of the shanks. They're somewhat rare as they're English rather than the usual French Palais Royal examples. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. The carving is very detailed and higher quality than many of the English examples. I'm wondering if someone in England was having their handles carved in France. The delicate steel blades are tight with intact points and they cut very well. They measure almost 4" long and have sterling silver ferrules (tested). I stand behind everything that I offer and guarantee that it is exactly as presented. ** Full Insurance is included in the low shipping price for all of my auctions. ** I accept payment through PayPal, eBay or a check. TCI Thimble & Needlework Tools Convention Washington, DC August 15-18, 2018 Don't miss out on the thimble and needlework tools convention in Washington, DC this year (Aug. 2018). In order to attend you need to join TCI (Thimble Collectors International). There are informative seminars about thimbles and needlework tools, a great sales mall and auction and the camaraderie of other collectors. I wouldn't miss it. The members benefits on the website are also outstanding. They have dozens of research articles, hundreds of fake and repro items to look out for and a comparative price section for needlework tools and thimbles that lists years of eBay sales. You will also get an excellent quarterly magazine. Check them out at thimblecollectors dot com. Condition: Excellent condition. Please be sure to scroll down to see the description and larger photos.