Letter Opener

  • Frances Felten, Letter Opener, ca. 1975, lead free pewter; hand fabricated from sheet, polished, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.150

In Letter Opener, Frances Felten created an object that is functional, salable, and artistic. The pewter metal is in the shape of a letter opener with a sleek, modern design. Felten twisted” the pewter in the center, which allows the user to grip the tool and at the same time lends a playful quality to the piece.

Being a craftsman is a happy combination of the urge to play and the need to make a living.” Frances Felten
Title
Letter Opener
Artist
Date
ca. 1975
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
9 181 1478 in. (23.23.32.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
lead free pewter; hand fabricated from sheet, polished
Classifications
Object Number
1975.150
Palette
Linked Open Data
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