Front: Finely incised design of a central diamond depicting a sailboat on the sea with sun on horizon and birds in sky, surrounded by two flowers on stems. Border with hearts.
Back: Finely incised design of a central, leafy stem topped by a flower. Same heart border as on front.
Spine: Finely incised design of a smiling male bust at center; four bands; decoration of four hearts above and below portrait.
Foredge: All edges scratched to appear white.

Design is sgraffito like because it rests on the surface rather than being actually incised.

  • Dateca. 1890
  • MediumSlate, black
  • Dimensions (inches)2 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 5/8