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Fruit Knife, One of Set of Six

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver, bronze, gilding
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 3/16 x 7 3/4 x 7/8 in. (0.5 x 19.7 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on one side of blade near handle: row of 3 small hallmarks including lion, anchor, and "G" in Gothic script / "STERLING / 5"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
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CAPTION Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865-1961). Fruit Knife, One of Set of Six, ca. 1880. Silver, bronze, gilding, 3/16 x 7 3/4 x 7/8 in. (0.5 x 19.7 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1997.66.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.66.10-13_1997.66.2_1997.66.4_1997.66.5_1997.66.6.jpg)
IMAGE group, 1997.66.10-13_1997.66.2_1997.66.4_1997.66.5_1997.66.6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fruit knife with japonisme-inspired decorations, part of a set of six. Silver blade is an arched rectangle shape with pointed tip, curving sides, and flare at handle juncture; etched motifs of bamboo stalks and butterflies. Straight rectangular bronze handle molded on both sides with identical scene of crouching man in landscape with bamboo trees; gilded accents. Condition: Good; shows some wear and loss to gilding.
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