knife, dessert

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Dessert Knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang, fitted into ivory handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Tang is held in place with a single steel pin through side. Metal and ivory are both heavily discolored, scratched.
Blade is stamped: “A. BARRETT & SONS/63 & 64 PICADILLY”
Maker is unknown (according to the seller Sheffield-made).
A. Barrett & Sons were dealers, the business was founded circa 1854 and was located at 63 & 64 Piccadilly from 1878-1910, when they relocated to 157-158 Piccadilly.
Currently not on view
date made
before 1910
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
place sold
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 7/16 in x 8 5/16 in x 3/4 in; 1.11125 cm x 21.11375 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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