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Child's Knife, Newport Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silverplate
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 7 5/16 x 3/4 in. (18.6 x 1.9 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "1847 ROGERS BROS. A1 (roundel)"
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 88.112.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Child's knife with a plain blade. First 3/4 of handle is undecorated. Then there is a molded florets followed by three narrow molded horizontal bands. The handle is then punctuated by a molded oval with concentric lines. The handle then curves out to a curved shoulder topped by a pointed dome shape. The decoration of this flared section consists of an asymmetrical leafy branch that is bisected by a diagonal band of three roundels each containing a floret and separated by a tripartite leaf. This flared section is outlined by a border of fleur-de-lys that forms a heart shape below the pointed dome cap of the handle. In the pointed dome projection is a stylized five point partial sunburst with molded dots between the rays. The reverse is similarly decorated, but lacks the diagonal band. Newport Pattern. Condition: Good, with normal wear and scratching.
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