Child's Knife

Child's Knife

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife
Object Type
flatware
date made
1888 - 1890
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport
place owned; place used
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
knife: 18.7 cm x 2 cm; 7 3/8 in x 13/16 in
overall: 1/8 in x 7 5/16 in x 3/4 in;.3175 cm x 18.6055 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1979.0003.01
accession number
1979.0003
catalog number
1979.0003.01
Credit Line
C. Malcolm Watkins
subject
Flowers
Boys
Children
Eating
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Food
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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