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

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

7.25 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.603

Places

Massachusetts (United States)