Silver : An American Art Form
Object Name:
Knife, Butter
Date:
c 1878
Description:
Handle is tapered, with rounded upturned end; scroll motifs ornament the handle front; a small amount of ornamentation is on the handle back; blade is upturned with one straight edge, one notched and curved edge; blade is ornamented with shell and one plant/vine-like motif with leaves and two flowers; on back of handle, reading from left to right: a lion (?); an anchor; a capital, gothic"G"; "STERLING"; PAT. 78; L.H. ROBIE; on the front of the handle a monogrammed capital "W" perpendicular to the direction of the handle.
Object ID:
1997.5.50
Dimensions:
W-0.875 L-6.625 Dia-0.875 inches
Material:
Silver
Made:
L.H. Robie
Place of Origin:
USA
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