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Cake Knife

1971.1859 (RS118450)

Description

Oval upturned handle. Threaded on the front and back. Raised floral drop. Trianglar shaped head or slice with a rounded tip and teardrop shaped punctures. Center of the slice engraved with two birds and the edges are engraved with scrolls.

Details

Maker
YS & Co. (Maker)
Date
1850-1900
Inscriptions
Engraved on the front handle: MSR Struck on the back handle: Y.S. & Co A1 [o is underlined and raised]
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Used At Rundlet-May House. Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
plate (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
cake knives
Crane
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
KNIFE, CAKE
plate (material)
Raised
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
Silver
silver (metal)
Dimensions
9.938 x 2.938 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1859
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
48667

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