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Carving knife

Object Number: 
1956.29
Date: 
1875-1889
Medium: 
Stainless steel, faux ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 51.4 x 4.4 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "D' W." in gothic script stamped: on the blade: "M. PRICE/ SAN FRAN"
Description: 
Stainless steel flat blade with rounded end; faux ivory handle; squared silver handle socket composed of tapered rectangular cuff with engraved flowers enclosing joint with large oblong ivory handle; ivory handle engraved "D'W." in gothic-style characters; maker's mark stamped on the blade.
Gallery Label: 
This carving knife was used by the Dewitt family of New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Julia Ethel Brown
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group