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Butter Knife, Le Louvre Pattern

Reed & Barton

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silverplate
DATES Patented July 31, 1888
DIMENSIONS 6 15/16 x 1 x 1/4 in. (17.6 x 2.54 x 0.55 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
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CAPTION Reed & Barton (American, 1840-present). Butter Knife, Le Louvre Pattern, Patented July 31, 1888. Silverplate , 6 15/16 x 1 x 1/4 in. (17.6 x 2.54 x 0.55 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joseph V. Garry, 1996.136. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1996.136_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Scimitar-shaped flat blade engraved with paired leaves with two clusters of three berries and one large open flower with eight petals. Blade narrows to undecorated narrow band at handle join, straight sided handle that faces toward end with rounded shoulders and band dipped, molded with a continuous spiral with an intertwined floral tendril that terminates at the end of the handle with asymetrical curving fronds
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