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A super and hard to find desk accessory designed by Stuart Devlin for Viners from the late 1960s or early 1970s. It's a quality stainless steel 'letter opener', model number E442/309, made in Japan. The solid steel is shiny with a bright silver chrome finish. The handle is Modernist/Brutalist (typical of the era and his designs) with contrasting textures and rounded dips with jagged/perforated edges - see pictures. The shape is simple and straight, tapering down to a good point. Unusually this version of the letter opener is all silver coloured; these usually have the gold handle.
Leading silversmith Stuart Devlin created a range of high end serve-ware for Viners around 1970 - he is best known for these modernist designs in silver and gold. Stuart Leslie Devlin (1931-2018) was an Australian artist, jeweller and metalworker who specialised in gold and silver. He designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of collectors' items in the 1970s and 1980s. 
Very good condition for age with not many signs of age. 25cm long. Original box is 28.5cm long - box is good for age.
A perfect gift for the mid-century loving gent who has everything!
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Stuart Devlin for Viners letter opener/paper knife, stainless steel. Brutalist

£50.00 Regular Price
£45.00Sale Price
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