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Carving knife

Carving knife
Title
Carving knife
Date 
1887 - 1888
Medium 
Silver, steel, horn
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 x 1 1/2 x 7/8 in. ( 30.5 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm )
Description 
silver carving knife with a bone handle with a hollow cast finial; shield-shape finial, cast in vertical halves, with feathered, foliate and geometric decoration and a beaded border around the socket; cylindrical handle socket with a heart band and beaded edge; flat blade with a chamfered edge, comes to a point; maker's mark stamped on the blade.
Credit Line 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Object Number 
INV.14512b
Marks 
Fork is marked in several locations. Reverse of tines stamped "ENGLAND" in Roman characters. Stand marked "SMITH'S PATENT" and "FEBY 9TH 1881" in block characters. Band at neck of handle and border at finial both stamped "STERLING" in block characters.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group