Westervelt Engraved "Medallion" Coin Silver Twist Master Butter Knife
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A combination of a die struck pattern and a "Medallion" design, this master butter knife measures 7 5/8" long and weighs just under 1.4 T. oz.
Made by John Westervelt of Newburgh, New York, c. 1863, the handle is in his drooping leaf or wreath with acanthus leaf detailing design.
The blade is set at a twisted right angle to the handle and is engraved and engine turned on both sides. In addition, the front features an engraved warrior head.
Westervelt offered a primary line with this image on it, which is a documented "Medallion" pattern by itself, so he essentially "doubled up" on this piece.
It is in good condition, but does show visibly softening of detail from polishing. The overall form is free of bends, nicks, or other damage, and there is an warm, even, finish.
Westvelt's "star, lion, D" pseudo hallmark is faintly visibly on the lower end of the handle underside.