each overall: 8 7/8 x 1 x 5/8 in. ( 22.5 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm )
stamped: on nine of the blades: "MAPPIN BROTHERS" over a floral motif over, "QUEEN"S CUTLERY WORKS/ SHEFFIELD"
stamped: on three of the blades: "F. KESMODE/ BALTIMORE"
Twelve silver plated dessert knives with double-swell fiddle handles, cast in vertical halves, with all over foliate scroll decortation; oval egg and dart or foliate handle sockets fitted with flat, curved blades; maker's marks stamped on the blades.
Gift of Louise S. Gilder, 12/14/73
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