Carving Knife (USA), 1900
This is a Carving knife. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1900 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is horn, steel, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This object was
Julian Clarence Levi.
It is credited
Bequest of Julian Clarence Levi.
Its dimensions are
L x W(a): 40.6 x 2.5 cm (16 x 1 in.)
It has the following markings
On blade (a): "Gorham Manufacturing Co." On base of handle/hollow, stamped: Gorham trademark, "H" (heavy weight), "4", a bell-like symbol representing 1900. On underside of boar's head terminal or finial, stamped: symbol for Sterling.
Cite this object as
Carving Knife (USA), 1900; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); horn, steel, silver; L x W(a): 40.6 x 2.5 cm (16 x 1 in.); Bequest of Julian Clarence Levi; 1972-5-3-a
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.