Clasped Hands


Front: Very high relief design of clasped hands and flowers including a lily and a daisy. Matte finish.
Back: Incised design in shallow relief of a rope wreath with the initials “SJA” centered between two doves? with outstretched wings. Background pattern of wave-like decoration. This may be a memorial decoration.
Spine: Blank.
Foredge: Deep cove with all page edges highly polished.

Thin felt border cut in a wave-like pattern around central incised design serves as a buffer. Applied later.

  • Dateca. 1890
  • MediumMarble, white with minor grey veining
  • Dimensions (inches)5 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/8 including relief (1 1/2 book alone)