Cheese knife

Cheese knife
Title
Cheese knife
Date 
ca. 1860
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 1 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 17.8 x 2.9 x 0.3 cm )
Description 
Silver cheese knife with swell handle decorated with foliate and scroll ornament and with ancanthus and raffle-leaf tip; handle-end engraved with initial "D" in gothic script; flat blade has lower curved edge and four pointed scroll tips along upper end; blade engraved along face with diaper pattern framed by foliate scrolls; maker's hallmark stamped on the underside of the blade.
Credit Line 
Gift of Louise S. Gilder, 12/14/73
Object Number 
INV.14551
Marks 
engraved: on the handle: "D" in gothic script stamped: on the underside of the blade: "JAMES MIX JR."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group