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'Instruction & Amusement' Alphabet

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An exceptional cased Spelling Alphabet the pigeonholes with strips of engraved ivory to identify each letter's hole, the tablets of whalebone similarly engraved with upper case lettering to one side and lower case to the other. All within a case of fine mahogany, the retailer's label pasted to the underside of the sliding cover. 

'To The Queen & Royal Family, E.C.Spurin, (late Edlin). General Repository for Articles of Instruction & Entertainment .Fine Ivory Works. English & Foreign Toys. 37, New Bond Street London'

 

English circa 1850.

 

11 3/8 in x 7 in x 1 1/2 in

 

Item Code: 2825

£ 2200

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