ABC's in Hand-Carved, Dyed Bone, in Original Box

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A rare find!  This Victorian learning tool was used throughout the nurseries of America and England. This little alphabet is made of bone (bovine) and has a hand-carved, hand-dyed alphabet in letters of rich red, green and white. It is rare to find the letters carved in a fancy font and colored so cheerfully.  All letters are present, save the L.  In their original slide-top, dovetailed box with decorative molding around the top.  ABC is printed on the lid in a font that matches the bone letters.  Each of the letters is about 1/2" high and in lovely condition, all.  The box is 2 3/4" X 2" X 1 3/4". 

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Bolton Landing, New York
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