Oval, the hinged cover embossed and chased with two knights battling in a jousting tournament with spectators in the background, the sides chased with scrolling flowers and foliage spaced by masks against a matted ground, all raised on four lion couchant feet, underside with later presentation inscription, marked on thumbpiece
1258 in. (32.1 cm.) long
53 oz. 10 dwt. (1,664 gr.)
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The inscription on the underside reads Dearest Joe, Our 1st and most wonderful Christmas together. Always yours, Lin 1982.

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