Dinner Knife

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1834

GUSN

GUSN-62553

Description

Round tipped; flat blade; 1 rib at mount for ivory hndl

Details

Descriptive Terms

table knives
ivory (tooth component)
plating (metal coating)
metal
Unidentified Metal
Plated
Vegetable Ivory
KNIFE, DINNER

Inscription

Marked on blade ""J RUSSELL & CO./ 1834"". Possibly Jonathan Russell, first of Ashford, CT, later of Geneva, NY, and of Auburn, NY subsequently (b. 1770). See Belden, ""Marks of American Silversmiths in the Ineson-Bissell Collection,"" p. 368.

Associated Building

Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

P742.4

Maker

J. Russell & Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Southbridge, MA, USA

Dimensions

10.125 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Caroline Barr Wade

Accession Number

1955.418.4

Places

Massachusetts (United States)