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Dessert knives (7)

Object Number: 
1950.346a-g
Date: 
1815/16
Medium: 
Silver, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: 
each overall: 7 3/8 x 5/8 x 1/8 in. ( 18.7 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the blade of three: lion passant, king's bust in an oval, anchor conforming, "S & S" in a rectangle; one with a date letter "p" in a shield, one with a date letter "r" in a shield and one with a date letter "t" in a shield (knives b, c, e) st
Description: 
Seven silver and mother-of-pearl desset knives; flat rounded blades engraved with the Lenox family crest, crowned lion passant on fess above the reeded circular handle sockets; sockets fitted with mother-of-pearl handles; makers' marks stamped on the blades.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Sr.; Collection of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group