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Crumber

Object Number: 
1942.387
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 28.6 x 6.7 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: cipher "MDBM" in script characters stamped: on the underside of the handle: "W" in oval surround in arms of two-headed griffen, gothic "W" in circular surround, and "STERLING PAT 1893" incuse
Description: 
Cast silver table crumber in the "Imperial Queen" pattern with slightly upturned double-swell fiddle handle decorated foliate scroll border and shell ornament at the tip and joint; handle engraved with cipher "MDBM" in script characters; blade has long lower straight edge and scalloped upper edge with scrolled rim; repoussé chased shell and scroll decoration along blade face; maker's hallmarks stamped along underside of handle stem. Pattern issued in 1895.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilmot T. Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group