Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865-1961). <em>Fruit Knife, One of Set of Six</em>, 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)

Fruit Knife, One of Set of Six

Artist:Gorham Manufacturing Company

Medium: Silver, bronze, gilding

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1880

Dimensions: 3/16 x 7 3/4 x 7/8 in. (0.5 x 19.7 x 2.2 cm)


Accession Number: 1997.66.6

Image: 1997.66.10-13_1997.66.2_1997.66.4_1997.66.5_1997.66.6.jpg,

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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