DARK WOOD CEYLON LETTER OPENER 1900 – 1901
35 by 3.75cm.
R1 000 – R3 000
One end of the letter opener is finely decorated with a carved portrayal the South African Republic Coat of Arms in relief. 3cm chip below scroll under coat of arms with inscription in old English script “Gen Buller relieved Ladysmith Natal 28th Feby 1900” and a similar portrayal of the OFS Coat of Arms at the other end. On the handle is the inscription ‘Boer Camp 1900 Ceylon 1901 CR Prisoner of War’. The underside of the opener is blank.