Chips & Plaques of The World

by John Benedict

Benedict, October, 1999


Chips & Plaques of The World - Part 9

 



(9) SCRIMSHAWED MOTHER-OF-PEARL CHIPS & PLAQUES:

Some of the most beautiful chips and plaques ever to exist were those cut from Mother-of-Peal and engraved with intrcate designs, numerals and lettering.

Many of the different shapes: oval, round and rectangular that were produced in the 1800s are found in damaged condition with edge nicks and chips. Those pieces being larger and thicker in size are somewhat scarce, especially when they have casino names on them.

 

JB


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