Wood engraving tool

Wood engraving tool
Title
Wood engraving tool
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Metal, cork
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 12.4 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Metal tool used for wood engraving; bulb-like cork handle is rounded on one side and flat on the other.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1936.475
Marks 
incised: on blade: "VII" incised: on bottom of handle: "VII"
Gallery Label 
This object belonged to Lockwood Sanford, a wood engraver active in New Haven, Connecticut, in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group