knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight silver-plated steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and “yankee” style bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into tapered ivory block handle with rounded sides and butt. Blade is heavily scratched, tarnished. Ivory is yellowed and discolored overall, minor crazing.
Stamped on blade: “VANDERSLICE & CO”
Maker is possibly Vanderslice & Company, a San Francisco-based manufacturer and dealer active circa 1863-1908.
Currently not on view
date made
1860- 1880
place made
United States: California, San Francisco
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, silver (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 9 1/8 in x 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 23.1775 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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