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Butter Knife

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1890
DIMENSIONS 4 13/16 x 1 1/8 in. (12.2 x 2.9 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: ".ROGERS & BROS A1"
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
CREDIT LINE Gift of Kevin L. Stayton
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Undecorated small broad blade, one edge of which is a sweeping outward curve, the opposite end notched and then "S" shaped. The decoration on the first half of the handle is a regularized alternating series of horizontal thin and broad molded bands. The balance of the handle has a symmetrical undulating contour that increases in width and culminates in a rounded crest. This broad flat end of the handle is decorated with a molded scrolling leafy design with an undecorated diagonal reserve intended for initials. The reserve has reduced decoration that included two pairs of symmetrical counter scrolls with a stylized floret in the center. Royal Pattern. Condition: Good. Blade seems to have a satin finish as opposed to the high finish of handle. Overall scratching.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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