Mann, so I would imagine Austrian in origin. The owl is beautifully executed and retaining his two original glass eyes. Late Victorian / Edwardian in era and dating to c. 7 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 1/2.
The item "Superb Antique Brass Figural Letter Opener / Paper Knife Owl c. 1900" is in sale since Tuesday, January 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Desktop Items\Letter Openers". The seller is "jamielucy" and is located in London.This item can be shipped worldwide.