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BS647

Novelty sterling silver and mixed metal letter opener with Native American motif. Retailed by Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston, ca 1910. Cast handle in form of Indian chief head with noble and austere face and full feather headdress. Flat, tapering, and hand-hammered blade in style of stained hide. A fully developed specimen of a popular motif that suggests the work of Joseph Heinrich, a turn-of-the-century maker active in New York and France. Fully marked with retailer’s stamp, no. 20, and... Click for details

Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
BQ905

Beautiful sterling silver letter opener. Made by Mario Buccellati in Milan. Plain tapering blade and applied handle in form of fluid and dynamic leafy shell. A marvelous return-to-paper desk accessory. Italian hallmark (1944-68) including maker’s stamp “M. Buccellati / Italy” and code “26M”. Very good condition.

Length: 10 1/4 in. Weight: 6.5 troy ounces. #BQ905

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
BN881

Antique sterling silver letter opener. Cast terminal in form of Indian chief with feathered headdress and intense, gaunt face. A nice piece of turn-of-the-century Native Americana. Hallmarked “Sterling 97”. Very good condition with strong definition.

Length: 10 1/2 in. Weight: 6.4 troy ounces. #BN881

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
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