Bronze, Letter Opener 2306LS

895.00 595.00

A splendid bronze Letter Opener.
Design Era: Art Nouveau (1895-1915).
Remarks: French, Signed “Biale”
Dimensions: Letter opener L: 22.5 cm W: 2.8 cm Stamp L: 8 cm W: 2.8 cm Dish W: 8.5 cm L: 10.5 cm
Weight: 466 grams
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear

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Art Nouveau (Modern Style) or Jugendstil jewelry (1895-1915) features natural designs such as flowers and butterflies and were generally considered “romantic”. This style was popular from about 1895 until World War I. The style actually began around 1875 in Paris, and its influence went throughout the western world. The style died out by the end of World War I but has often been revived.
Art Nouveau jewelry follows curves and naturalistic designs, especially depicting long-haired, sensual women, sometimes turning into bird-like or flower-like forms.

Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 12% tin and often with the addition of other metals (such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc) and sometimes non-metals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon.

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