Antique Letter Opener

Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box

Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box

Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box
ANTIQUE FRENCH ENAMEL WRITING DESK SET. Very pretty French early 19th century enamel writing set consisting of dip pen and letter opener, housed in their original presentation box. This kiln fired enamel work is typical of the artisans who worked in Bresse, Limoges and Sevres. Turquoise blue decorated enamel bodies with gilt ormolu mounts. The letter opener has an ornate steel blade with bird decoration. The set is contained within it's original leatherette etui or case which opens to reveal a satin and velvet fitted lining. This set dates from the 1840's and does have signs of age and use. The pen has cracked enamel to the middle and shows the stress and strain of writing put on such a delicate object.

The letter opening also has cracks to the enamel near the gilt mount although not visible to the naked eye. I have used a macro lens to highlight any damage to avoid disappointment.

The little case once had a floral gilded top which still shows in parts and is in good condition for age complete with it's two small gilt latch fastenings. Case size : 18 cm x 4.6 cm. Letter opener length : 16 cm. Pen length : 13.5 cm.

The item "Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box" is in sale since Saturday, August 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Sets". The seller is "pugsruby711" and is located in norwich. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Chile.
  • Sets & Packs: Set
  • Item: Writing Desk Sets
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Material: Enamel
  • Type: Writing Desk Sets
  • Sub-Type: Pens
  • Vintage: Antique

Antique French Enamel Ormolu Writing Desk Set Dip Pen Letter Opener Original Box