Susan Silver Antiques

413.229.8169
Susan Silver Antiques
755 North Main Street, Route 7
PO Box 621
Sheffield, Massachusetts 01257
Phone: (413) 229-8169
Fax: (413) 229-9069
susan@susansilverantiques.com
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Antique Gutta Purcha & Brass Pen Holder, Circa 1870

Very unusual brass and gutta purcha pen stand with acorn-shaped finials and feet. There are slots for eight pens.

Gutta purcha is a tropical tree of Southeast Asia.  The sap or rubbery substance from these trees, introduced in the 1840’s, was used for insulation of electrical cables, waterproofing, golf balls, jewelry and furniture.  It was the forerunner of Bakelite and other plastics.  It could be easily molded and carved.

  • England Circa 1870
  • Height: 6.75" | Width: 9" | Depth: 7"
  • Item #3495
  • Price: $875
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