knife, dessert

knife, dessert

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Description
Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and square bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel fitted into an ivory tapered block handle with straight sides and a rounded butt. Metal has scratches and minor discoloration. Ivory is yellowed with minor discoloration.
Blade is stamped: “J. GARSIDE/SUPERIOR CUTLERY”
Maker is the John Garside, Washington Factory, Newark, New Jersey, active in the mid-19th century.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1850
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 3/8 in x 13/16 in; .9525 cm x 21.2725 cm x 2.06375 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.105
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.105
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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