This patinated bronze and mixed metal Page Turner was produced around 1880 by Rhode Island based Gorham Manufacturing Co.
The page turner consists of a wide, flat pointed blade portion, featuring an applied sterling silver figure of a frog, with a Japanese design handle with decoration of a meditating figure, a bird, and bamboo in gold; both sides of the textured handle feature identical decoration. The form and style of decoration on the handle is inspired by antique Japanese kozuka, small blades which were often concealed in the scabbard of a samurai's sword.
This piece is impressed with firm's mark and model number.
8 ¾” long x 1 ¼” wide