Butter Knife

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-11622

Description

Shaped, flattened blade on an arched tapered handle stem with upturned rounded end. It is molded with a lobed edge shell device and scrolls.

Details

Descriptive Terms

butter knives
silver (metal)
plate (material)
Silver
KNIFE, BUTTER

Inscription

Stamped on the handle stem is: PAT.1888/TOWLE MFG. Co. Engraved on the back is an ""L"".

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Towle Silversmiths (Maker)

Location of Origin

Newburyport, MA, USA

Dimensions

7.25 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.603

Places

Massachusetts (United States)