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Product Name: MAITLAND SMITH 20
Product Category: OBJECTS
Product/Ref Number: 09-16-05
Number of Item: 2
   Width: 6.5 inches
   Height: 20 inches
   Depth: 6.5 inches

This is an unusual and highly desirable pair of Maitland-Smith Tortoise Shell, tesselated marble and inlaid brass obelisks. The obelisks measure a generous 20" in height and are designed with a tesselated marble center section, rimmed by an inlaid brass band which is further surrounded by a wide real tortoise shell border. The plinth is also created using real tortoise shell. Both obelisks are in overall excellent condition, with one obelisk tip out for restoration (See photo). Real Tortoise Shell is highly prized and was often used in English tea caddies as a mark of prestige. The use of this quatity of tortoise shell on these obelisks is an indication of their quality and desirability. These obelisks were manufacturered in the late 1970s; since that time tortoise shell is no longer approved for commercial use; so objects created prior to that legislation have become even more desirable. Although the identifying stickers have removed, these obelisks were created in the late 1970s/early 1980s by the renown English company, Maitland-Smith. Maitland-Smith adheres to strick design and quality standards. Please contact me using the link at lower left for additional photos, information and retail/trade pricing. All inquiries are welcome--thanks for visiting.
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