Handmade during the Georgian era. The style of the piece suggests it was created as a letter opener. The hilt contains the design of a medieval soldier or knight holding a spear. Elegant cross guard of curling foliate motifs. There are areas of oxidation to the brass.
The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only.The Georgian era is known for its hand-crafted designs, which were heavily influenced by world exploration. A few signatures of this era were high karat gold, cameos, chatelaine accessories, foil-backed stones, rivière necklaces, memento mori and mourning jewelry, and rose and mine cut diamonds. While the jewelry from this era began to see designs from all over the world, jewelry from abroad was still very expensive to acquire due to sea travel. Between age and difficulty of acquirement, pieces from the Georgian era are amazing and rare historical finds.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Desktop Items\Letter Openers". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped worldwide.