Fruit knives (6) in leather case

Object Number: 
2011.15.3a-g
Date: 
1940s
Medium: 
Mother-of-Pearl, sterling, and steel
Dimensions: 
Case: 1 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 6 in. (3.8 x 19.7 x 15.2 cm) Each (knife): 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Description: 
Set of fruit knives with mother-of-pearl handles, silver collar decorated with waves, and stainless steel blades. Blades are stamped with manufacturer's marks: "STAINLESS" and "GEO LUXNER & SONS / SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND". Knives kept in original tooled black leather case with gold border, and with black velvet and white satin interior. Four knives remain in wrapping of tissue paper.
Gallery Label: 

This object was owned by (Tillie) Marion Metz Greene (1908-1985), acquired during the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Manhattan, Greene was a New York City housewife who raised her family in Queens during the 1930s through the 1950s. Greene was born in New York, the child of Russian immigrant parents. Prior to her marriage, she attended classes at City College of New York and worked as a dental assistant until she married Leo A. Greene (1908-1954) in 1930. The couple settled in Flushing, New York, and were active in the Jewish community there.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Lois Greene Stone
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group