Butter knives (2)

Butter knives (2)
Title
Butter knives (2)
Date 
ca. 1840
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
each overall: 7 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. ( 18.7 x 3.2 x 1 cm )
Description 
Pair of silver butter knives with threaded ovoid handles, cast in to vertical halves, with molded handle sockets and flat curved blades; on handle engraved, "LS/ LPS/ JDW" in script; maker's marks stamped on the blades.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Object Number 
1937.197ab
Marks 
engraved: on one handle: "LS/ LPS/ JDW" in script stamped: on the blades: three pseudohallmarks, "C", lion passant, bust all in rectangles
Gallery Label 
These butter knives descended through Jonathan Dayton Williamson and Louise Schermerhorn.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group