each overall: 8 1/4 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 21 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm )
engraved: on the handles: "SES" in script
engraved: on the blades: "MMW" in script
stamped: on the blades: "A. E. W." in a rectangle
Tweleve silver table knives; hollow cast, in vertical halves, handles with double-swell fiddle handles with foliate scroll and bead decoration; handles engraved, "SES" in script; flat blades with rounded ends and scalloped tops; blades engraved, "MMW" in script; maker's marks stamped on the blades.
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder
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