Ravinet dEnfert Modernist French Letter Opener- Lions Paw 10.25. A top quality French desk-top letter opener with a stunning Lion's paw handle, beautifully executed adjoined by a shaped wooden (ebony) mount. Good condition with some wear, measuring 10 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1/2. Made from silver plated bronze, the underside reveals the quality screwed affixing of the wooden mount. Above this, the signature can be found for the top-notch silversmith Ravinet dEnfert (the silversmith that produced all of Maison Hermes silver).
The company founded in 1845 by E. Ravinet dEnfert has been located in Paris for more than a century at the Hotel de Caumartin, 83 rue du Temple in the « Marais ». The company was specialized in production of silver forks and spoons and silverware in general. For silverplated items, nickel silver models were manufactured in the Mouroux factory (Seine et Marne) created in 1895 by Louis Ravinet. The firm participated on a regular basis in exhibitions and received high rewards: gold medals at the Lyon Universal Exhibition in 1894 and Brussels in 1897.
Ravinet dEnfert was exhibiting in the International exhibitions of 1900, 1925 and 1937, and obtained a silver medal in Brussels in 1958. Please let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to make an offer. All offers will be considered. The item "Ravinet dEnfert Modernist French Letter Opener- Lions Paw 10.25" is in sale since Saturday, October 16, 2021.
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