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Butter Knife, "Angelo Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1879-1886
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 11/16 in. (19.1 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "(anchor) WM ROGERS & SON AA"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 88.105.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Bavid A. Hanks
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Butter knife with twist handle. Lower 2/5 of handle is undecorated. Decoration begins with a small flower on a straight stem with two symmetrical leaves. Next is a zigzag band with a stylized florette in a central triangle. The handle then flares out and culminates in a rounded end. This section of the handle contains another flower and leaves in a trapezoid followed by a diagonal band of small florettes. Then a large empty area (intended for initials) and finally at the rounded end an asymmetrically placed series of concentric quarter circles that contain stylized florettes and geometric patterns. Plain shaped blade. Angelo Pattern. Condition: Very good; exhibits normal wear.
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