Here for your consideration is a very fine, impressive and rare, vintage, novelty, miniature, sterling silver, slide action, toothpick/letter opener designed and crafted in the form of a miniature model of a Purdey double barrelled, sporting shotgun, complete with black velvet display/presentation box. The exquisite workmanship of this novelty toothpick/letter opener is truly superb. The butt/stock of this toothpick/letter opener has been accented with delightful scroll and textured decoration.
The barrel/slide action are nice and smooth and the butt tip has a safety loop. This novelty, toothpick/letter opener is very clearly hallmarked to the side with the maker's mark LJM in an oval cartouche, for Leonard J Millington, stamped 925 for sterling silver, with the Birmingham anchor assay office mark, lion passant, and a date letter'I' for 2010. If you want to get noticed and be the envy of all your friends, then trust me, this exquisite, Purdey toothpick/letter opener will have that desired effect. James Purdey and Sons or simply "Purdey", is a famous British gunmaker of London, specialising in high-end bespoke sporting shotguns and rifles.
Purdey holds three Royal Warrants of appointment as gun and rifle makers to the British and other European royal families. Length: 4.25 inches or 10.8 cm (closed). Length: 5.25 inches or 13.3 cm (open). Weight: 10.7 grams or 0.38 oz.This delightful, sporting miniature, toothpick/letter opener would make an ideal gift. Please note, all our international postal charges are only estimates and will be confirmed and altered up or down when we know the destination of where items are being sent. Please feel free to look at our other items. The item "Superb Novelty Vintage Miniature Sterling Silver Purdey Toothpick/Letter Opener" is in sale since Friday, August 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver".
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