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Alvin "Old Orange Blossom" Solid Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife

Alvin "Old Orange Blossom" Solid Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
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A 7 1/8" long, 1.4 T. oz., flat-handle master butter knife, this is an old example of Alvin's Art Nouveau pattern informally known as "OOB," short for "Old Orange Blossom."

It exhibits the fine detail of an early production piece, which in this instance extends onto the blade. The handle is up-tipped, which is an additional feature associated with older examples; later pieces had flat handle ends.

There is a line script "H" monogram engraved on the handle front.

Overall condition is excellent. Pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The blade is flat and even, free of bends or burrs, but does show light surface scratches consistent with normal use. The finish is bright.

Marks on the reverse are very fine and include the Alvin emblem, and the words "Patent" and "Sterling."

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