Japanese Meiji Silver Mounted Brass Letter Opener

Japanese Meiji Silver Mounted Brass Letter Opener

Code: OR23162


W: 2.2cm (0.9")H: 21.5cm (8.5")D: 2cm (0.8")

£385.00 Approx $487.34, €449.77

designs and dating from the latter 19th century. The letter opener is made from a thin single piece of brass with rounded ends and tapers to wider blade end. The handle end is mounted in relief molded silver with a large lily pad and a lily bud with the blade of the letter opener decorated with incised floral designs and a butterfly. To the opposite side the handle is applied in relief with two jumping frogs, one in gold colored metal and the other in silver. The letter opener is not marked.

Provenance: acquired in the British art market.

A soldered edge where the metals join, probably intentional and original and wear to the letter opener associated with age and use.

Origin : Japan
Manufacture Date : Meiji 1868-1912
Materials : , Brass