ca. 1825 - 1865
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5/8 x 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm )
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.
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
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
This child's knife belonged to the donor's grandmother.