Pocket knife

Object Number: 
1944.54
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
overall when open: 5 5/8 x 5/8 x 1/4 in. ( 14.3 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "M. D. to E. M." in script
Description: 
Cast silver pocket knife with a double-swell fiddle handle with a Classical female bust in medallions on each side, foliate and geometric decoration; handle engraved, "M. D. to E. M." in script; flat pointed blade with one sharp edge and foliate scroll engraving, folds into the handle; no maker's marks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Florence Rogers Dietrich
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group