Up for your consideration is this extremely rare and elegant letter holder which is a wonderful desk accessory. Made from heavy gauge silver, the panels have shaped edges and are beautifully pierced with a scrolling foliated design.The two central dividers are removable if you so desire. Howard and Company made outstanding silver and had shops in New York, Newport, London, and Paris during the late 19th and early 20th century. Owner JP Howard had a deep passion for excellent design and quality execution. This rare and lovely letter holder is Mark underneath'Howard and Co. /New York/Sterling with two numbers at each end.
1902 which could've been the years this was made, and 9941, I'm sure this was the model number. It is in excellent condition with one extremely small dent on the very bottom, please look at my photograph, and it does have some very slight scratches from normal wear and usage. The size is approximately 10 1/4 inches long from foot to foot, 4 3/4 inches wide from foot to foot, and stands just a little over 7 inches tall on the very back, at its tallest.
Not that it matters but it weighs approximately 27 ounces. These are extremely rare to find.This came from a large and important Newport estate. I have polished it, but could use a better polish.
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Must be received within 5 days of receiving an invoice. This dispute will be closed within 4 days after being opened and the item will be re-listed. Thank you for your interest in our auctions! The item "Rare Large Signed Howard & Co Antique Sterling Silver Letter Holder 19thc Best" is in sale since Wednesday, July 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver". The seller is "mcantique" and is located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.