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SOLD - Sterling Silver Letter Opener - Antique Edwardian

A fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver letter opener; an addition to our diverse ornamental office silverware collection

SKU: W8950
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Letter Opener - Antique Edwardian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Letter Opener - Antique Edwardian

Description


This fine antique Edwardian sterling silver letter opener has a plain tapered form.


The surface of the blade is plain and unembellished apart from the featured full hallmarks to the anterior surface and retailer’s mark ‘Ollivant & Botsford, Manchester’ to the reverse.


This antique letter opener has a fine and impressive cast sterling silver terminal realistically modelled in the form of a tawny owl on a scrolling perch.


The terminal has been embellished with chased decoration reproducing the fine details of the owl's features and plumage.


Date: 1909

Condition


This antique letter opener is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The item has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the blade are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Edwardian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 16.2cm/6.4"

Length of blade 12.8cm/5"

Width 1.2cm/0.5"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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