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Child's Knife

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 7 3/8 x 3/4 in. (18.7 x 1.9 cm)
MARKINGS on back of handle: A F TOWLE & SON CO.
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Liberman
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Child's Knife with blunt rounded blade ornamented with bright-cut engraving of blossoms, leaves and scroll. Handle is naturalistic rendering of intertwined rustic branches and leaves. Pattern Rustic. CONDITION: normal wear with silver-plate, worn through at tip of blade and tip of handle, middle of handle back, high points of branches.
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