Serving knife

Object Number: 
1942.391
Date: 
ca. 1896
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 21 x 8.3 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "MDBM" in script stamped: on the underside of the stem: "STERLING PAT. 1896" besides an unidentifiable hallmark
Description: 
Cast silver serving knife with an upturned double-swell fiddle handle with an anthemion tip and all over foliate scroll decoration; handle engraved, "MDBM" in script; swelling stem decorated with three flower motifs and threaded design; flat, scalloped blade with thee bands of piercing; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilmot T. Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group