Letter Opener

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

Luce Center Label

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.

Luce Object Quote
"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
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
9 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. (23.2 x 3.3 x 2.3 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
Linked Open Data URI

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