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Knife sharpener

Object Number: 
INV.14512c
Date: 
1887 - 1888
Medium: 
Silver, steel, and horn
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 35.9 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Cast silver knife sharpener with bone handle and hollow cast silver finial; shield-shape finial cast in vertical halves and decorated with feathered, foliate, and geometric decoration has beaded border around socket; cylindrical handle socket is die-rolled heart band with beaded edge; six-sided tapered steel sharpener blade.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group