It's been a beautiful May so far here in New York- especially since it's Get Caught Reading Month! Here at Nelson and Nelson, we love a good book, especially if it's the lovely antique version that still has pages and a beautiful cover! If you're looking to make your reading experience a bit more luxurious, explore these gorgeous antique silver reading accessories from our Pierre Hotel store location.
This is a most unusual letter opener/page turner made in London 1886 by Ebenezer Newman. The top is in the form of a large parrot head with glass eyes, with well-worked engraved figural feathers. The wooden blade features a very dark finish. An original monogram (A.L.E.) is on the slightly gilded mount above the wood blade, and a full set of Victorian sterling silver hallmarks are on the head. For more information, click here.
Keep your place with this beautiful sterling silver paper clip, decorated with an ornate scroll and leaf design. The raised pedestal holds the hinged mechanism that lifts up to secure a page, note, invitation, etc. This clip was made by Frank W. Smith Co. Inc. of Gardner, Massachusetts and dates to 1895. It is fully hallmarked with a beautiful patina. For more information, click here.
This beautiful English magnifying glass features a swirled sterling silver handle inlaid with multicolored Scottish agate. Made in Birmingham in 1894, it is in excellent condition. For more information, click here.