AUD $130.00

Bukharan "Nielloed Silver" Whetstone

Brown sharpening stone for pen knife, with silver suspension/cap, with worn engraving and “Bukharan Niello” foliate design all round.
In good condition. Surprisingly unworn, I don’t think this stone has been used much, our family whetstones were very worn.
The niello work seems slightly incomplete too, it’s puzzling, perhaps it was a duplicated present, that got put away till needed (?)
But, if you’re Calligraphy display or collection, needs another whetstone, this one is available.
The Artist/Craftsman could use it for sharpening, receiving it as a present, perhaps.
I’ve just noticed very similar, almost identical niello work is done in the Caucasus and Dagesthan, further West, on the other side of the Caspian Sea.

Age: Early/Mid 20th century.

Size: L 150mm x W 24mm x H 18mm

Weight: 172 grams