Dessert Knife


Dessert knife. Straight silver-plated steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with steel pin through side of handle. Heavily scratched and stained, plate is worn. Ivory is yellowed and crazed. Blade stamped: “MERIDEN CUTLERY / COMPANY”.

Date Made: ca 1855 - 1925

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Meriden

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.118Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.531.118

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

Physical Description: steel (blade material)ivory (handle material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 8 in x 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_323928

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