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1925

  • Work on this object began.

1930

  • Work on this object ended.

1938

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2020

  • You found it!

Letter Opener (Denmark), 1925–1930

This is a Letter opener. It was manufactured by Carl Sorensen and Son and H. Burnes. It is dated 1925–1930 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Norvin Hewitt Green. It is credited Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green.

  • Object ID #18400637
  • silk warp and weft, gold thread is s-wrapped foil, over 2-ply z-twisted cotton.
  • Gift of Jean Mailey.
  • 1954-170-7

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 22.5 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm (8 7/8 x 1 x 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

"DESIGN BY/H. BYRNAES/STERLING (larger caps)/ MADE IN/ DENMARK/ BY/ C. SORENSEN & SON (medium caps)/HANDMADE" (double struck)

Cite this object as

Letter Opener (Denmark), 1925–1930; Manufactured by Carl Sorensen and Son ; silver; H x W x D: 22.5 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm (8 7/8 x 1 x 5/8 in.); Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green; 1938-58-775

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