Sharpener from Three-piece Carving Set

Artist:1847 Rogers Brothers

Medium: Silver-plate

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1886

Dimensions: 13 in. (33.0 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 88.159.3

Catalogue Description:
A silver-plate steel, or knife sharpener, with a six-sided pointed; blade, each side concave, that terminates in a point. (Part of carving set: 88.159.1-.3). The hollow handle is decorated in high molded relief that is the same front and back. There is a central panel of scrolling leaves and flowers topped by a full-faced grotesque make with shoulder-length curling hair and a feathered headdress, all against continuous molded spiral decoration. At the end of the handle is a continuous horizontal band of flowers and scrolls capped by a flower with projecting hemispherical center at the end of the handle. Norman Pattern. Condition: Very good. The plate is bright. Normal wear; slight overall scratching.

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