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Child's Knife, Newport Pattern

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silverplate
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 7 5/16 x 3/4 in. (18.6 x 1.9 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "1847 ROGERS BROS. A1 (roundel)"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Child's knife with a plain blade. First 3/4 of handle is undecorated. Then there is a molded florets followed by three narrow molded horizontal bands. The handle is then punctuated by a molded oval with concentric lines. The handle then curves out to a curved shoulder topped by a pointed dome shape. The decoration of this flared section consists of an asymmetrical leafy branch that is bisected by a diagonal band of three roundels each containing a floret and separated by a tripartite leaf. This flared section is outlined by a border of fleur-de-lys that forms a heart shape below the pointed dome cap of the handle. In the pointed dome projection is a stylized five point partial sunburst with molded dots between the rays. The reverse is similarly decorated, but lacks the diagonal band. Newport Pattern. Condition: Good, with normal wear and scratching.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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