This beautiful silver letter opener was made by Stuart Devlin in London 1976. Devlin is considered to be the greatest British silversmith of the Post-War period, and this is a wonderful example of his work. The letter opener is of corkscrew form with a fine and heavy grille of patinated and gold plated silver all around. It feels wonderful to hold, your fingers wrapping around the contours of the object for a perfect grip.

Originally given as a gift by Van Lessen Richardsen and Co (A financial brokerage firm) the letter opener is complete with a compliments card to that effect, and is inscribed VLR in an oval cartouche, as the images indicate. This original provenance has been preserved, which is a lovely additional feature- so many pieces have no history other than when and where they were made and by whom.

The letter opener is of wonderful quality, weighing 129g and measuring 26cm in length. It is complete in its  original silk lined presentation box, which is also in perfect condition. A wonderful piece of modernist silver by a most prestigious maker.

Type: letter knife
Function: desk related
Maker: Stuart Devlin
Country: England

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