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Heavily nickel plated, made to "attach to key ring." Manufactured by the Vaughan Novelty Mfg. Co., Chicago, Ill. (I learned online that Vaughan was founded as the Crown Throat & Opener Company in 1910.) Each bottle opener is just under 3" long. There is some corrosion & rust, but no real wear since they've never been used. (Mermaid & bathing beauty figurines not included)
*Refers to the famous painting by the French artist Paul Émile Chabas. From Wikipedia: Matinée de Septembre (or September Morn)...Painted over three summers ending in 1912, it became famous when it provoked a scandal in the USA. September Morn by Paul Chabas, 1910–1912, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkChabas first exhibited the painting in the Paris Salon of 1912, where it won a medal but did not create any sensation. The next year, when it was displayed in a window of an art gallery in Chicago, Illinois (USA), it came to the attention of the mayor of the city, Carter Harrison, Jr., who charged the owner of the gallery with indecency. The resulting court case, which the art dealer won, made the painting famous.
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