Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865-1961). <em>Knife Sharpener, Part of Three-Piece Carving Set</em>, ca. 1883. Silver with enamel inlay, steel, 13 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (34.9 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 87.125.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 87.125.1_87.125.2_87.125.3.jpg)

Knife Sharpener, Part of Three-Piece Carving Set

Artist:Gorham Manufacturing Company

Medium: Silver with enamel inlay, steel

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1883

Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (34.9 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm)


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


Accession Number: 87.125.3

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

Catalogue Description:
Knife sharpener, silver with enamel inlay, steel; part of three-piece carving set (87.125.1-.3). Steel shaft, hexagonal with concave sides, tapers to point at end. 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 shaft. CONDITION: Normal wear; enamel chipped at one burgundy, one dark blue triangle on one side.

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