An antique French silver writing set which includes letter opener and seal. The letter opener has a beautifully engraved steel blade and a small oval cartouche that has not been monogrammed. In keeping with the design of the Napoleon III period both pieces are highly decorated.
French silver of .800 standard, circa 1850, the letter opener is marked with the Minerva mark and the seal is marked with the Boar’s head or Tête De Sanglier.
Measurements; letter opener 7 1/2" and seal 2 7/8"
Condition Report, very good, a small amount of oxidation on blade of opener