Sharpener (USA), 1900
This is a Sharpener. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1900 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is horn, 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(e): 36.1 x 2.4 cm (14 3/16 x 15/16 in.)
It has the following markings
On blade (a): "Gorham Manufacturing Co." On base of handle/hollow, stamped (a,b,c): Gorham trademark, "H" (heavy weight), "4", a bell-like symbol representing 1900. On underside of boar's head terminal or finial, stamped (a,b,c,d,e): symbol for Sterling. On hinged rest, stamped (c,d): "PAT.JUL.13.80."/"MAY 29 83".
Cite this object as
Sharpener (USA), 1900; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); horn, silver; L x W(e): 36.1 x 2.4 cm (14 3/16 x 15/16 in.); Bequest of Julian Clarence Levi; 1972-5-3-e
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.