Butter Knife, Le Louvre Pattern
Reed & Barton
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Patented July 31, 1888
6 15/16 x 1 x 1/4 in. (17.6 x 2.54 x 0.55 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Joseph V. Garry
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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
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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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