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Serving knife

Object Number: 
1942.110s
Date: 
1913
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/8 x 2 x 1 3/8 in. ( 25.7 x 5.1 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "S" in gothic script stamped: on the underside of the handle: Native-American bust conforming, "STERLING" in a scrolled cartouche
Description: 
silver serving knife with a slightly upturned pointed handle with a chamfered border, threaded shield reserve engraved, "S" in gothic script with embossed laurel garland around on the front and a full midrib on the underside; flat blade, curved on one side and scalloped on the other, with an arched drop; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
This silver service was presented to William Sulzer (1863-1941), the former governor of New York State, by his Congressional District on his 50th birthday in 1913.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group