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

Large Philadelphia Bright Cut c. 1860 Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
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$48.00

Weighing 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.

It is in excellent condition, with the only evidence of use being 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.

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