Child's knife

Object Number: 
1939.114
Date: 
ca. 1847
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. ( 16.5 x 1.6 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "ABC" in script stamped: on the blade: "BALL TOMPKINS & BLACK" in a rectangle
Description: 
silver child's knife with a threaded handle, cast in vertical halves, with the engraved initals, "ABC" in script on the front; molded handle socket fitted with a flat, curved blade; makers' marks stamped on the blade.
Gallery Label: 
This child's knife belonged to Angelina Burr Corse (1847-1910), the daughter of Cadwalader Evans and Angelina Burr Corse and the mother of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group