This is a magnificent late 19th century gilded bronze or bronze dore letter opener, designed and signed by A.Ferlet, who was one among many sculptors worked with F. Barbedienne, a Parisian bronze-foundry, the company which strove to the highest quality in castings, was recognize all over the word and received numerous medals at the international exhibitions.This letter opener in here is a wonderful example of high quality bronze by F.Barbedienne. The flowers with berries are embellished both sides of the handle, details of the cast stands to the reputation of the foundry, simply amazing. 5 3/4" long letter opener is signed by the artist and by the bronze-foundry, telling us that both were proud to put their names on this high quality exclusive piece of art. It is in excellent condition.
Item ID: Prf-Btl-139
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