Child's Knife


Engraved "Lily" pattern child's knife; made as one piece with blunt blade and flared, rounded handle having a cordate-pattern stamped bolster and engraved "Charlie." in script lengthwise on back of terminal. Bright cut on front with a right-curving raceme of lily-of-the-valley above three leaves, quatrefoil-in-circle motif and pendant line of paired leaves on handle, and matching downward-curved blossoms and trefoil-in-semicircle motif on blade. Back of handle struck "TOWLE.MF'G.CO" in incuse serif letters. From a three-piece child's or youth's flatware set (knife, fork, spoon), 1979.0003.01-.03.

Date Made: 1888 - 1890

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, NewburyportPlace Owned; Place Used: United States: Massachusetts

Decorative Motif: FlowersSubject: BoysChildrenEating


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Food, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: C. Malcolm Watkins

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0003.01Accession Number: 1979.0003Catalog Number: 1979.0003.01

Object Name: knifeObject Type: flatware

Physical Description: silver plate (overall material)Measurements: knife: 18.7 cm x 2 cm; 7 3/8 in x 13/16 inoverall: 1/8 in x 7 5/16 in x 3/4 in; .3175 cm x 18.6055 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_306323

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