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Child's knife

Object Number: 
1937.75
Date: 
ca. 1825 - 1865
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5/8 x 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "Catherine Ketchum" in script stamped: on the blade (pseudohallmarks): "F" in a chamfered rectangle, lion passant in a rectangle, bust in a chamfered rectangle
Description: 
silver child's knife with a threaded handle, cast in two vertical halves, with midribs on each side; handle engraved, "Catherine Ketchum" in script; molded hexagonal handle socket and flat curved blade; maker's marks stamped on the blade.
Gallery Label: 
This child's knife belonged to the donor's grandmother.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group