Dessert Knife

Dessert Knife

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Description
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”.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Knife, Dessert; Cutlery
date made
ca 1855 - 1925
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
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
ID Number
1986.0531.118
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.118
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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