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Letter Opener

Description

Molded chased and engraved brass letter opener. Shaped like a large blade of grass striated and engraved with cattail. Molded birds, nest and sprigs of foliage on handle, scene formed of two parent birds and three youn in nest, parent returns with a worm to feed birds.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1910
Associated Building
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
chasing
engraving (printing process)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Art Nouveau
Brass
brass (alloy)
Chased
chasing
engraving (printing process)
Knife, Paper
letter openers
Stipple Engraved
Dimensions
11 7/8 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.408
Credit Line
Bequest of Caroline Barr Wade
GUSN
62523

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