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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Erik Magnussen, Danish, 1884–1961
Manufacturer: Gorham Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1831

Letter Opener

Designed 1927

Sterling silver and ivory

1 × 1 × 7 5/8 in. (2.54 × 2.54 × 19.37 cm ), 2 oz. 4 dwt. (68 g)
John P. Axelrod Collection, B.A. 1968
2014.97.21
Geography: 
Manufactured in Providence, Rhode Island
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

John P. Axelrod, Boston, MA; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., New Haven, Conn., 2014

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.