These stork umbilical cord scissors would have been used by a midwife. Possibly German around the early 1900’s. The stork has an aesculapian snake wrapped around its neck and beak. It has 2 geckos on the bottom of the handle to allow the stork to stand. Most of these have a baby on the inside of the stork. This particular one does not. It does have a spot where it appears to have been filled in with the initials L. Pure speculation, but wonder if the baby was covered up? Measurements of the scissors are 5″ tall x 3 1/4″ wide. If you need more info or pictures please message us and we will be happy to help you! We have a brick and mortar store in Dallas, Texas and you can google us to find out reviews! We are a highly reputable business and strive to put our customers first. The item “Vintage Novelty Midwife Silver Stork Umbilical Cord Scissors, Germany” is in sale since Tuesday, September 4, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Other Antique Silverplate”. The seller is “uncommonmarketdallas” and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Sterling Silver