Worcester
Massachusetts





Catalogue

Homepage

About Us

Sales Policy

Large Philadelphia Bright Cut c. 1860 Coin Silver Master Butter Knife

Large Philadelphia Bright Cut c. 1860 Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
click for more pictures for item 3865f
 
This item is currently being auctioned

Weighing a generous 1.6 T. oz. and measuring a lengthy 7 5/8", this master butter knife is a generously sized piece.

Marked only "Coin," the convex, shaped side and pointed end handle with bright cut engraving, is indicative of Philadelphia silver of the c. 1860 period, particular so that of William Faber.

The blade is wide, has an upswept tip, scalloped back, and is engraved in a design akin to that on the handle.

The join with the handle curves up and is especially thick, lending it extra strength and resistance to bending.

The backside of the piece is plain, save for the mark, while the front is also engraved with an Old English "B" monogram.

In excellent condition, the only evidence of use is light surface scratches consistent with age. The engraving remains sharp and well-defined and the finish is warm and even. The blade is free of bends, nicks, or burrs.

main categories recent listings all members join us