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Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
Reference: S1483
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1904
Silversmith: Andrew Barrett & Sons
Place: London
Price: $ 1 100.00
Weight: 195 grams
Dimensions: 32.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, has been well looked after.

Description: A unique antique silver letter opener, with 3 gold sovereigns set in the handle, which has an attractive open scrollwork design, with a central silver ball. The handle fits well into the hand, it feels similar to holding a sword or dagger! The opener is good quality and is a good weight. Two sovereigns are Victorian (dated 1854 and 1879) and one is Edwardian (dated 1904). The sovereigns are aligned by the date letters, all at the base on the same side, indicating the date has significance. The dates are all 25 years apart, so we assume the opener was specially commissioned to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary, which is traditionally celebrated with gold. The couple would have married in 1854, celebrated their 25th anniversary in 1879, and their golden anniversary in 1904. We cannot imagine a nicer golden wedding anniversary present! The hallmarks are clear. Andrew Barrett & Sons worked at 63 Piccadilly between 1844 and 1970. The sovereigns are also in fine condition, they are 22 millimetres in diameter, and are 22 carat gold, weighing approximately 8 grams each.
Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
Silver letter opener

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
Antique silver letter opener - gold sovereigns

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
Gold sovereigns

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
Holding letter opener

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
Coat of arms

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
Victoria

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
Edward VII

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
1854

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
1879

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
1904

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
Hallmarks

Antique Silver Letter Opener - Gold Sovereigns, 50th Wedding Anniversary
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