Sweet antique Victorian solid silver chatelaine bookmark and the blade could also serve as a letter opener. It has a pretty Art Nouveau leaf design on the handle with victorian flourishes. Has a monogram of "Germaine" so it may have been a souvenir from the town of Germaine, France. This was made by renowned Art Nouveau designer Charles Murat, whose firm began operating in Paris in the late 1800s. Marked with the boar's head mark for French solid silver items.
Also has the maker's mark on the loop and the back of the blade is stamped CM for Murat and DEPOSE which is French for what we call a copyrighted or patented design. Please note that all my pieces are pre-owned with some age to them so they are in estate condition.One shallow linear impression on the blade. It has a nice silver color with patina in the background to make the designs stand out. It has held its shape well and remains nice and straight. Some stubborn tarnish spots here or there but a nice patina and not a lot of wear.
No bends, still functions perfectly. But Please note that due to age this is not in mint condition. The item "Murat Victorian SOLID Silver Chatelaine Bookmark Letter Opener French Art Nouvea" is in sale since Saturday, January 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U.The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.