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Gift of John S. G. Simmons
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Solingen in Germany was and remains an important centre for the manufacture of cutlery. This paper knife shows some influence of the pared minimalism favoured by the Bauhaus, the influential art school which was based in Dessau at that time. However there is no record that the manufacturing firm of Pfeilring had any formal arrangement with the Bauhaus.
Flat rectangular handle with two double crossed lines at the top. Above, a maker's mark. Straight flat blade tapering to a point.
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Marks and inscriptions
Circle surrounded by four curved arrows
Makers marks; Top of handle
Length: 19.50 cm, Width: 1.60 cm Maximum, Height: 0.20 cm
Object history note
This letter opener with its associated pair of scissors (M.2-2002) were a birthday gift to the previous owner in 1928.
Historical context note
Solingen was and remains an important centre for the manufacture of cutlery.
Steel letter opener from Solingen, Germany. Made around 1928.
Reason For Production: Retail
Forging (metal forming)