An Unusual Carved Ivory Hand and Arm Head Scratcher

An Unusual Carved Ivory Hand and Arm Head Scratcher
Purposely carved with sharp fingernails to scratch an itching scalp under a wig or turban
Anglo Chinese
Early 19th Century
Size : 22 cm long – 8¾ ins long
Deliberately carved to be used to relieve an itch under a Gentleman's powdered wig or Maharajah's silk bejewelled turban this ivory curiosity is as far as we can ascertain unique.

An Unusual Carved Ivory Hand and Arm Head Scratcher

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