Lovely old large ornate Letter or Filing clip measuring 5 1/4" in length and 3" across at widest point. The clip has a strong spring and the top piece is pressed brass with the bottom part being pressed tin. The front has the letters A - I suggesting maybe that was for filing invoices or letters for that alphabetic sequence. The decoration appears more Victorian rather than Art Nouveau or Edwardian so possible dating is put as around 1880.
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