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Whiting "Grecian" (Ram's Head) Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife

Whiting "Grecian" (Ram's Head) Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
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$65.00

Solid silver and flat handled, this master butter knife measures 7 1/8" long and weighs 1.3 T. oz.

The pattern is "Grecian," which originated with Henry Hebbard of New York City, but eventually became a line pattern offered by Whiting. Consistent with this, this is stamped on the blade with Whiting's "winged lion" logo, "Sterling," "Pat 1862," and "5."

The design features a raised ram's head at the handle end, with the horns extending to the backside, and a satyr's face and ivy leaf and berry set midway on the handle, with an expanded ivy motif on the reverse heel of the bowl.

The blade has a curved lower edge, slightly scalloped upper edge, and broadens as it moves toward the pointed tip.

There is an exceptionally fine, Victorian period, "CN" monogram engraved on the handle.

In excellent condition, this retains full pattern clarity, without any softening of the ram's head, satyr, or ivy details. The blade is flat, even, and free of bends, showing only minimal surface scratches.

Please see next item (4052f) for matching sugar spoon.

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