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WMF Art Nouveau Letter Opener

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Plate: Pre 1910: Item # 1410394
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A beautifully cast Art Nouveau maiden with flowing hair in the style of Alphonse Mucha forms the handle of the letter opener. The lovely silvered pewter sculptural opener was made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalog, reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 270. 8 1/8" L.