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Butter knives (2)

Object Number: 
1937.197ab
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 7 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. ( 18.7 x 3.2 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on one handle: "LS/ LPS/ JDW" in script stamped: on the blades: three pseudohallmarks, "C", lion passant, bust all in rectangles
Description: 
Pair of silver butter knives with threaded ovoid handles, cast in to vertical halves, with molded handle sockets and flat curved blades; on handle engraved, "LS/ LPS/ JDW" in script; maker's marks stamped on the blades.
Gallery Label: 
These butter knives descended through Jonathan Dayton Williamson and Louise Schermerhorn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group