This cold painted bronze letter opener is a bit of an enigma. It is inscribed Eymard, which point to St Pierre Julien Eymard.
Eymard was the head of the Society of the Blessed Sacrament in Paris in a run down building that is currently the Rodin Museum. As a young man aged in his early twenties, Rodin joined the Paris community of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation at Faubourg-Saint Jacques in late 1862. After taking the habit of the Congregation and receiving the religious name of Brother Augustin, he lived in the Faubourg-Saint Jacques community with the Congregations founder Peter Julian Eymard. How this related to the name on this letteropener is a mystery, but the name and connection are definitely there.The opener is marked with the name Eymard. The design is of an opened flower pod with cold painted red seeds showing. The back is flat and has no decoration. It has a rich bronze patina.
The piece does show some signs of age and use: there are some small marks to the patina consistent with age. Measurements are: 10 1/4 long, 1 1/2 wide and 3/8 thick. The item "Antique French Cold Painted Bronze Letter Opener Signed Eymard" is in sale since Sunday, March 10, 2019.
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