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Butter Knife, Croyden Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES patented July 14, 1883
DIMENSIONS 7 5/8 x 3/4 x 1 1/16 in. (19.4 x 1.9 x 2.7 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed underside on shaft: " 3"; on handle: "1880 PAIRPOINT MFG. CO"
INSCRIPTIONS Engraved on central reserve of shaft in script: "Leate"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 2009.12.16
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Flat, slight upward turned, rectangular handle tapering at lower third to a shorter end at join of shaft; thick, short, slightly arched shaft ending with a long blade that widens at lower third and ends at proper left in a curved, notched end. Impressed, decoration at top third of handle of narrow pointed leaves, on a stippled background, engraved reserve, lower third of handle, impressed decoration against a stippled background, a flower with a large broad leaf. At top and bottom of shaft, impressed inverted triangle design. Condition: normal signs of wear and tarnish.
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