knife, butter

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Butter knife, nickel silver. Upturned blade with rounded tip. Baluster-shaped handle decorated in low relief with art nouveau style whiplash curve and foliate decoration. Heavily scratched and tarnished.
Engraved on butt in cursive: “W”
Stamped into transition: “REED&BARTON/9/PATAPPL’DFOR”
The company applied for and was granted several design patents for flatware ca 1902-1904, none of which are this design.
Maker is Reed & Barton, active ca 1840-present in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900- 1905
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
Physical Description
metal, nickel silver (overall material)
metal, silver (overall material)
overall: 1/8 in x 5 15/16 in x 11/16 in; .3175 cm x 15.08125 cm x 1.74625 cm
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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