Butter knife

Butter knife
Title
Butter knife
Date 
ca. 1835
Medium 
Silver, agate
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 2.9 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
silver and agate butter knife; tapered rectangular agate handle with a silver cuff; stepped handle socket with a floral and beaded band, a baluster stem, a flat, scalloped and curved blade; maker's marks stamped on the blade.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Object Number 
1937.210
Marks 
stamped: on the blade: "GELSTON" in a rectangle, bust in a rectangle, lion passant in a rectangle, "F" in a rectangle
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group