Letter Opener

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-62523

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

Descriptive Terms

letter openers
brass (alloy)
chasing
engraving (printing process)
Art Nouveau
Brass
Chased
Art Nouveau
Stipple Engraved
Knife, Paper

Associated Building

Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

P731

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

11 7/8 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Caroline Barr Wade

Accession Number

1955.408

Places

New York state (United States)