This vintage Italian letter opener is based on the figure of the putto Angel with dolphin at the Palazzo Vecchio in Tuscany Italy. The dolphin is a fountain that spouts water in Florence.
This letter opener appears to be made of bronze with a silver wash. (A magnet does not stick to it.) The ornate handle is engraved down to the opener blade. It is signed ITALY GARAVELLI. The opener feels substantial in the hand...this is no flimsy angel.
The opener measures 11 inches long by 1 1/2 inches across the wings. Condition is excellent. This is a wonderful desk piece for anyone who loves angels and/or still enjoys getting real mail to open.
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