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Letter Opener

Letter Opener
Title
Letter Opener
Date 
1905-1920
Medium 
Metal, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 0.3 x 23.2 x 2.9 cm )
Description 
Metal and glass letter opener (part of desk set); tear-drop shaped metal handle enclosing mottled green glass; both sides cut with design of leaves and vines; beaded edge; solid metal opener blade tapering to pointed end.
Credit Line 
Gift of Arthur D. Berliss, Jr., Ruth B. Ciner, and Marian B. Katzenstein in memory of their parents Arthur D. Berliss, Sr. and Marie K. Berliss
Object Number 
1985.25h
Marks 
stamped: at top of opener blade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK"
Gallery Label 
The "Etched Metal and Glass" desk set, as it was called in Tiffany Studios' 1920 catalog, was one of more than fifteen desk set patterns offered at the Tiffany Studios' showrooms. Patterns included as many as thirty different pieces, allowing clients to customize their own sets.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group