Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865-1961). <em>Knife, Part of Three-Piece Carving Set</em>, ca. 1883. Silver with enamel inlay, steel, 14 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (35.9 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 87.125.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 87.125.1_87.125.2_87.125.3.jpg)

Knife, Part of Three-Piece Carving Set

Artist:Gorham Manufacturing Company

Medium: Silver with enamel inlay, steel

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1883

Dimensions: 14 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (35.9 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm)


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


Accession Number: 87.125.1

Image: 87.125.1_87.125.2_87.125.3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Knife, silver with enamel inlay; part of three-piece carving set (87.125.1-.3). Steel blade. Silver handle inlaid on both sides with enamels of dark blue, light blue, brown, burgundy, mauve and yellow in abstract, geometric patterns in the Japanese taste; engraved decoration highlights the silver in areas between enamel. Rectangular collar with concave sides at juncture of handle and blade. CONDITION: Normal wear, especially to blade. Enamel chipped at two burgundy triangles and light blue circles on one side.

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