Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang, inserted into tapered bone handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with steel pin through side. Metal is discolored, rusted, bone is yellowed, crazed, and has long crack down one side.

Blade is engraved: “DERBY SILVER CO” over an anchor.

Maker is Derby Silver Company, active 1873-1933 in Connecticut.

Date Made: 1880 - 1900

Maker: Derby Silver Co.Landers, Frary & Clark

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Derby

Subject: EatingKnives


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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.077Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.077

Object Name: knifeObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Knife, Dessert; Cutlery

Physical Description: bone (handle material)metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 20.955 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_323888

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