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Butter knives (12)

Object Number: 
1942.110j.1-12
Date: 
1913
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 5 7/8 x 1 x 1/8 in. ( 14.9 x 2.5 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "S" in gothic script stamped: on the underside of the handle: Native-American bust conforming, "STERLING" in a scrolled cartouche
Description: 
Twelve silver butter knives with pointed handles with chamfered borders, threaded shield reserves on one side engraved, "S" in gothic script, with embossed laurel garlands around each and full midribs on the undersides; flat blade, curved on one side and scalloped on the other; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Gallery Label: 
This silver service was presented to William Sulzer (1863-1941), the former governor of New York State, by his Congressional District on his 50th birthday in 1913.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group