SALE Take a look at this cool Art Nouveau Silver Desk Letter Holder Made in Portugal with hallmarks. Both sides show a beautiful lady with swirling hair, smelling a rose or whatever the flowers are in this design. I have not attempted to clean this silver in any way, since many people love the natural patina silver takes over the years. Probably from the 1930's or earlier, the hallmarks for this great letter holder include an "F" with what looks like an elongated crown over the top of the letter, or it could be some other animal design, but I think it's probably a crown. When I looked up the hallmark, I found that the letters represent the town where it was probably made, and by the F, they had that it was the town of Funchal, or Madeira. Under the F, you can read "Made in Portugal." I do not find 833 or 900 or any number describing the silver count, but most of the Portugal Silver that I have seen may have those marks as well.
I love the design of this letter holder which stands app. 4 1/4" high, and from side to side, it measures 4 1/2" across. The sides might remind you of a shoe horn that is turned downwards, but the design makes it sturdy and stable to set on the desk. It has a little bit of a rocking capability back and forth before it rests in place. The opening at the top is app. 3/4" across, so there's room for several letters or cards to help keep your important mail in sight. You won't be disappointed to add this to your collection of Silver accessories.
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