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Butter Knife

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver plate
DATES ca. 1885
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 1 in. (19.1 x 2.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On back of stem: "1847 ROGERS BROS A1"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Liberman
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Butter knife, silver plate, with shaped blade which twists 180 degrees at stem. Stem rises to interlaced mid-band. Handle flares outward above this enclosing a panel containing flowers above which a male figure in classical garb holds grapes. Arcadian Pattern. Condition: Plate worn on both sides of blade; blade slightly bent; normal wear.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION 1847 Rogers Brothers. Butter Knife, ca. 1885. Silver plate, 7 1/2 x 1 in. (19.1 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Liberman, 87.223.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.223.3_view2_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 87.223.3_view2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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