Time to sell a lot of our 'this and that' spare items - I'll be listing loads of them in weeks ahead. The things we set aside in deference to more fabulous or valuable antiques just owing to time constraints. Amazing how that relegated 'this and that' has multiplied over time! This one is the cutest cast dog letter opener - a poodle or a spaniel, which? Nicely crafted, it would date 19th century and is 8.5" long.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type, very slight bend to the blade. Victorian era, there were a lot of darling little cast dog items for tourists similarly made, some with glass eyes. This one has his eyes in brass so is not missing that detail. Just a fun little desktop item to go with your doggy inkwells. The dog head is solid cast and heavy.