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Dessert knives (12)

Object Number: 
1942.110b.1-12
Date: 
1913
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 8 7/8 x 1 x 5/8 in. ( 22.5 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "S" in gothic script stamped: on the underside of the handle: Native-American bust conforming, "STERLING" in a scrolled cartouche
Description: 
Twelve silver plate dessert knives with pointed handles, cast in vertical halves, with chamfered borders, threaded shield reserves on each side, one side engraved, "S" in gothic script, with embossed laurel garlands around each; molded handle socket fitted with a flat, curved blade; maker's marks stamped on handle.
Gallery Label: 
This silver service was presented to William Sulzer (1863-1941), the former governor of New York State, by his Congressional District on his 50th birthday in 1913.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group