Butter knives (2)

Butter knives (2)
Butter knives (2)
Title
Butter knives (2)
Date 
ca. 1840-1850
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
each overall: 7 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in. ( 19.4 x 2.9 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Pair of silver butter knives with upturned threaded fiddle handles with midribs on both sides; handles engraved, "LS" in script on the fronts, and "RS" in script and "ECS" on the undersides; flared shoulders and flat curved blades; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the stems.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Object Number 
1937.199-200
Marks 
engraved: on the front of the handles: "LS" in script engraved: on the undersides of the handles: "RS" in script and "ECG" in script Marked: "G BOYCE" in rectangle
Gallery Label 
These butter knives descended through Jonathan Dayton Williamson and Louise Schermerhorn to the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group