BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER HANDLE LETTER OPENER. This is a Beautiful Victorian solid silver mounted Letter opener, this wonderful letter opener was crafted by the highly sought after Victorian silversmiths Levi & Salaman, this was assayed in Birmingham in 1900 making it over 118 years old, the design and decoration is stunning to the handle with its highly ornate embossed flowers, scrolls and foliage to both sides, you will also see a pretty cartouche to the centre that is free from any engravings, to the top of the silver handle on both sides is a lovely curved smooth finish which allows your thumb to rest there giving you a good grip when opening the letter, the body of this lovely letter opener has a wonderful shape, it is flat with a smooth finish for opening the letters, the curved handle finishes with a point to the end, this i believe would have been to help remove sealing wax from the outside of the letter, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, his would have been used many years ago when letters were sent daily, , this was many years ago when times were so very different. It is so very tactile and once picked up has the most wonderful feel, it is a wonderful example of a fine quality, this will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice, it is hallmarked to both sides. Just a small nick to the top and a little staining, just mentioned for accuracy. The item "BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN Levi & Salaman ORNATE SOLID SILVER HANDLE LETTER OPENER 1900" is in sale since Sunday, March 7, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Frames". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.