1847 Rogers "Arcadian" Silverplate Master Butter Knife
Marked on the blade "1847 Rogers" (International) and with "Meriden Conn." in a circle, this master butter knife measures 7 1/2" long and has a blade twisted at a right angle to the handle. The pattern is "Arcadian," which is one of the few silver-plated designs that rival comparable sterling pieces. The pattern features classical figures offered much in the manner of Gorham's "Versailles" or Tiffany's "Olympian" and dates from the same 1880's period. In this instance, the image is of a young man with a cluster of grapes in one hand and a goblet in the other. This is in mint condition. There is no loss of plating whatsoever, nor any other signs of wear.