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Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
  Stock #BS647

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American Sterling Silver & Mixed Metal Indian Chief Letter Opener
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Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00


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 phrase “Sterling and / Other Metals”. Good condition.

Length: 11 3/8 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BS647