Antique French Art Nouveau Bronze Letter Knife c.1910 (3.9oz) (L)9.75in. x (W)1in. An interesting Piece of French Bronze that is forged in such a fashion to allow for a variety of applications; most notably a Letter Knife (Opener). This lovely Antique is a product of the Art Nouveau, artistic Era, and is crafted in the commonly associated, floral theme. Blooming flowers and petals richly decorate the Antique Bronze Piece. The Bronze has a rose like tint or hue to it, with just a hint of patina to accentuate its features & unique characteristics. The Bronze Letter Knife (Opener) is a strong and relatively heavy Piece, which enables for one to use the Piece as a: decorative, desktop, Paperweight. Also, the Bronze Piece can be utilized as a: Bookmark, Page Turner, and as noted, its intended purpose is a to open a letter or envelope. The condition of the Antique Bronze Piece is especially noteworthy, fore this Letter Knife (Opener) has been cared for well. A petite, groove, to the backside of the Piece is the only true mark of age. Shop records indicate the Bronze Antique is Parisian in origin, and was produced at or around the year (1910), or just prior to the War. The Bronze Piece was acquired via an estate sale in the greater Los Angeles area, in the mid (1990s). The Antique French Art Nouveau Bronze Letter Knife (Opener) is stored in a: dry, secured, environment, and will make for a splendid addition to any quality collection of Antique (Bronze) Metalware.
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