knife, dessert


Dessert knife. Straight silver-plated steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into ivory handle with rounded sides and carved lozenge butt. Corners of handle are carved with quarter-round moldings. Silver plate is tarnished, scratched and stained overall. Ivory is yellowed.

Blade is etched: “LAMSON & GOODNOW M.F.G. Co”; with anchor in center double oval.

Maker is Lamson & Goodnow Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler active in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 1844-present.

Date Made: 1860- 1880

Maker: Lamson & Goodnow

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.175Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.175

Object Name: knife, dessertObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Knife, Dessert; Cutlery

Physical Description: ivory (handle material)metal, silver-plated steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 8 3/8 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 21.2725 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_323986

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