Although it was not officially founded until 1857, it is said that Towle Silver is some of the oldest and most storied in American history.
By some accounts, the company's first silversmiths were working as early as the 17th century.
We love fine silver, and this vintage sterling bottle opener is a beautiful example of one of Towle's most elegant patterns: the Grand Duchess.
Characterized by foliate scrolls, graceful, swirling lines, and flowers, the pattern is suitable for the grandest occasions.
The company's traditional hallmark is impressed into the side of the piece and reads "Towle Sterling 925". This has an impressive weight at 64 gms.
The handle of this piece is sterling silver; the top bottle opener piece is a stainless steel.
Typically, with most sterling flatware, the handle is filled with a really hard wax that joins the stainless components to the silver components, and it also prevents denting to the sterling handles.
The opener is perfectly cast and exhibits only the teeniest amount of surface wear.
The only darkening we can see is in immaterial amounts around the area where the opening component meets the handle, though this is barely visible.
Perfect for silver AND breweriana collections, this bottle opener is the ideal example of what exquisite American sterling should look like.
This would make a wonderful hostess gift.
Measurements: 6 ¼" total length, handle measures ½"-7/8" wide and 3/8" deep Opening component measures 2 1/8" long, ¼"-1 3/8" wide Weight: 64.1 grams (2.26 oz)