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Letter opener seal

Object Number: 
INV.13844
Date: 
ca. 1820
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/8 x 1 in. ( 13.7 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the flatened end: "Matthew Calbraith Perry" in script
Description: 
Cast silver letter opener seal; squared silver rod hammered flat and ovoid at one end to form the letter opener; this area is engraved, "Matthew Calbraith Perry" in script on one side; spiral engraved at the lower end of the rod; six-pointed star seal with circles in the center applied to the end of the rod; no maker's marks.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group