knife, table

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Table knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang, fitted into an ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Metal and ivory are both scratched and discolored. Minor spots of rust on blade. Fine cracks in ivory.
Blade is stamped: “WIDDOWSON & VEALE/73 STRAND LONDON”
Handle is marked in black, old English: “J”
Widdowson & Veale was the dealer, founded circa 1835, active in London, England.
Currently not on view
date made
before 1890
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 9/16 in x 10 3/16 in x 7/8 in; 1.42875 cm x 25.87625 cm x 2.2225 cm
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accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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