19thC Page Turner/Letter Opener Aesthetic Period Japonism19thC Page Turner/Letter Opener Aesthetic Period Japonism19thC Page Turner/Letter Opener Aesthetic Period Japonism19thC Page Turner/Letter Opener Aesthetic Period Japonism19thC Page Turner/Letter Opener Aesthetic Period Japonism19thC Page Turner/Letter Opener Aesthetic Period Japonism19thC Page Turner/Letter Opener Aesthetic Period Japonism

This wonderful object is a page turner or letter opener, dating from the late 19th Century. It bears no hallmarks and I believe it to be silver-plate.
It was made during a period when Asian design was highly popular, and the design shows those influences.

The piece has a length of 8 3/4" and a width of 2" at the top. The blade has an etched design of bamboo with a little dragonfly at the bottom. There is a wonderful raised Japanese woman complete with a fan and umbrella. She is wearing a kimono. The top has a large raised thistle.

This period, Aesthetic, coincides with the Art Nouveau era, and has much in common with those designs.

The piece is in fine antique condition and would be a wonderful desktop accessory in your home or make a fabulous gift.

Please Note: For any desired international shipments, advance approval is required. Out of country shipments, must be by Express Mail International. Please see my shop terms of sale which can be found on the right hand side of any page.

Thanks for visiting the shop.

ITEM ID
002730
ITEM TYPE
Antique

19thC Page Turner/Letter Opener Aesthetic Period Japonism

$115

Add to Cart
Email Shop Owner

3 other shoppers are interested in this item


    Antiques and whimsies from a gentler age.

    since 2008

    calculating shipping...


    Victoriental


    Susan Johannes
    Ocala , FL Platinum Platinum Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2008