A very detailed Grand Tour era bronze letter opener featuring a figural bust of Napoleon. The craftsmanship is superb, the profile of the bust has been executed nicely with fine hair elements visible. There are also allegorical faces dimensionally displayed at the top of each side of the blade.
This item has a heavyweight to it and was likely made in the mid-1800s in France. The surface has a great aged patina, just a slight bend at the end of the tip to note.
It has a nice display presence, perfect for a desk, and can certainly continue to be used as intended. Other items featured in photos are for presentation purposes only and are not included with the letter opener. The item "Superb Antique Grand Tour Bronze Napoleon Figural Letter Envelope Opener" is in sale since Wednesday, November 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "smkwx" and is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
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