This antique letter opener came from France. It features a curved top in the form of a griffin or serpent's head. The piece is well defined and probably hand made. The piece is not marked. The condition is good, with some signs of age in that it is no longer 100% straight and has a small rough spot on one edge. The tip also shows some minor signs of age.
Measurements are: 9 1/4" long, 2" wide and 3/8" thick.
19thc French Bronze Letter Opener with Griffin