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Desk Accessories: Letter Openers (4)


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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
BQ877

Fancy sterling silver page turner. Made by Shiebler for Tiffany & Co., both in New York, ca 1900. Plain blade surmounted by dense and textural leafy scrolls. Shaped end handle with open kidney. On back is engraved ruler measuring nine inches. Exuberant and practical. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s stamps. Numbered 3699. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x L 11 1/2 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BQ877

Sale Price: $696.50
Listed Price $995.00
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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