On offer today is a splendid genuine London Mother of Pearl Handled Silver Bladed Letter Opener. The handle is made out of Mother of pearl, hand carved to perfection to create a lovely design. The Solid Silver blade is hallmarked with the Lion and the Monarchs Head. From Looking at the shape of these marks on the blade and how the marks are designed (As it changes every so many years) it can be seen that this item was made between the years of 1786 and 1796.
The blade also shows a crest which will have been hand engraved by a high quality craftsman. I bet you to have a go at trying to engrave something like this into Silver with the precision that this crest is done with.
Virtually impossible and a lost skill in the recent century making this item a piece of history and very rare. VERY RARE GEORGIAN MOTHER OF PEARL HANDLED SILVER BLADED LETTER OPENER 1786.The Mother of Pearl handle on this particular letter opener is pristine as the photos reflect and looks very special. The marks are deep, clear and crisp on this piece for the age.
The blade is beautifully crafted. The letter opener is 19.5 cm in length and weighs a hefty 31 grammes. This item comes in a case for you or as a gift.
It has to be appreciated that at the time this item was made there was no technology, nothing to copy from and all hand crafted from the skilled workmen from all them years ago. You cannot put a price on the quality of craftsmanship in this Letter Opener and you and I both know that you could walk the streets of your Capital City and not even come close to something like this. One of a kind, you will never see anything like this again; theres only me who has these items. Thankyou for reading my listing and please do look at my other items as i offer other items of both antique and modern silver. Please take the time and look!
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