It has a cast brass handle, decorated in relief with a Eagle & Snake and two copper birds flying among bamboo foliage. It is inlaid with a small silver plate, signed with its makers mark. The blade is decorated, with a hand chased scene of a Monkey, sitting among foliage on a cliff-side and has further decoration on its other side in the form of a mountain scene, with a waterfall and bird. It measures 13" or 33 cm long x 1 3/4" or 4.5 cm wide.
And has a good patina. It is in a good used condition, with a tiny chip to its blade, shown in photo 11.
The item "ANTIQUE MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE BRASS PAGE TURNER LETTER OPENER SIGNED HANDLE" is in sale since Monday, May 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese". The seller is "petecarola-6" and is located in Portsmouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.