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Child's Knife, "Farie Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER 1847 Rogers Brothers
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1892
DIMENSIONS 7 3/8 x 1 x 1/16 in. (18.7 x 2.5 x 0.2 cm)
MARKINGS no marks
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 1989.106.6
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A silver-plate child's knife with a plain blade, notched at end and with four small scallops along beginning of right side of blade. Handle curves inward and then out and then notched at one-third point. Sides of handle then flare out in four symmetrical undulations to crest with gentle dome and rounded corners. First third of handle decorated with over-all molded scrolling leaf design, punctuated by a row of five molded dots. In broad end of handle is standing female child in short tunic supporting a hoop in her down-stretched left hand and a baton in right hand, with a very full head of curly hair that billows out to fill crest of handle. Reverse has identical leafy design at beginning, balance undecorated. "Faire Pattern." CONDITION - Good original condition. Plate loss on blade and some pitting and scratching on blade and handle.
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