Knife from Three-Piece Carving Set

Artist:1847 Rogers Brothers

Medium: Silver-plate

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1886

Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 7/8 in. (35.2 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 88.159.1

Catalogue Description:
Knife. A silver-plate carving knife with an asymmetrical gently-curved and pointed plain blade (part of carving set: 88.159.1-.3). The hollow handle is decorated in high molded relief that is the same front and back. There is a central panel of scrolling leaves and flowers topped by a full-face grotesque mask with shoulder-length curling hair and a feathered headdress, all against continuous molded spiral decoration. At the end of the handle is a continuous horizontal band of flowers and scrolls capped by a flower with a projecting hemispherical center at the end of the handle. Norman Pattern. Condition: Very good. The plate is quite bright. Normal wear; slight overall scratching

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