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Letter opener

1998.1967 (RS24290)

Description

Engraved brass letter opener w/ bats and owls decoration. Bat handle--removable. Blade shaped like machete. Owl and moon carved on one side, bat on other side.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1930
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
carving (processes)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
Bat
bat (animal)
Brass
brass (alloy)
Carved
carving (processes)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
KNIFE, PAPER
letter openers
Owl
owl (bird)
Dimensions
12 x 1.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.1967
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
17826

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