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Butter Knife

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1890
DIMENSIONS 4 13/16 x 1 1/8 in. (12.2 x 2.9 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: ".ROGERS & BROS A1"
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1989.66.2
CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Undecorated small broad blade, one edge of which is a sweeping outward curve, the opposite end notched and then "S" shaped. The decoration on the first half of the handle is a regularized alternating series of horizontal thin and broad molded bands. The balance of the handle has a symmetrical undulating contour that increases in width and culminates in a rounded crest. This broad flat end of the handle is decorated with a molded scrolling leafy design with an undecorated diagonal reserve intended for initials. The reserve has reduced decoration that included two pairs of symmetrical counter scrolls with a stylized floret in the center. Royal Pattern. Condition: Good. Blade seems to have a satin finish as opposed to the high finish of handle. Overall scratching.
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