NEW Sterling Silver Pointing Finger Bookmark
|New sterling silver pointing finger bookmark hallmarked from Edinburgh with the makers mark being that of Dart Silver Ltd.|
Of the very highest quality with wonderful detailing and attention to detail and also of considerable gauge silver, this was a popular design in the late Victorian to Edwardian period.
Measures 71mm in length.
An excellent novelty item of the very highest quality, suitable as a gift for all occasions.
It comes brand new fully hallmarked and presented within a nice giftbox.
A bookmark is usually a thin marking tool, often made from card, leather, or fabric. It is used to keep track of a reader’s progress through a book. Consequently the reader can easily return to the point they have reached. Some books may have one or more bookmarks made of woven ribbon sewn into the binding. More up market bookmarks can be made from silver for the more discerning reader.
It seems that there are indications of bookmarks accompanying the very earliest volumes. However, the earliest existing bookmark dates from the 6th Century. It is made of ornamented leather lined with vellum on the back.