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This and 5 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Set Of Knives (USA).

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Knife (USA), ca. 1880

This is a knife. It was made by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated ca. 1880 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is cast and chased silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was purchased from Helen Hersh and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment. It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Tsuba
  • Bequest of George Cameron Stone.
  • 1936-4-108
  • Knife (USA), ca. 1880
  • cast and chased silver.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 1996-81-6

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 19.8 x 2.1 x 0.7 cm (7 13/16 x 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Knife (USA), ca. 1880; Made by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); cast and chased silver; L x W x D: 19.8 x 2.1 x 0.7 cm (7 13/16 x 13/16 x 1/4 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 1996-81-6

In addition to Passion for the Exotic: Japonism, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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