An antique victorian era silver plate porcupine that holds toothpick "quills"! This unique piece holds about 70 toothpicks, and has been engraved "1887" along the base. The porcupine is in excellent antique condition, no dents or breakage, with a dark patina and lots of tarnish. Made by the Wilcox Silver Plate Co., as marked on the bottom.
The porcupine measures approx. 3.25" from tail to snout, and 2" high (without toothpicks).