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PAPER KNIFE

Made by: George Adam Scheid

Currently in storage


About this object

The ivory blade of the paper knife has at one end a silver handle decorated with palmettes and other motifs. The silver is set against an amethyst colored enameled ground with a band of pale green enamel with strie ground around the top. The other end of the knife is rounded and the blade is flat.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
PAPER KNIFE
Made from:
Silver -- enamel -- ivory
Made in:
Vienna, Austria
Date made:
1866-1914
Size:
29.1 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.238
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK Diana's head on hexagon, 2 to the left, A to the right-for Vienna, indicating 900 fineness in silver, 1866-1922. Crown with a crescent moon to its left- German mark for objects with .800 or more of silver content, in use from 1888. .s900 - for the silver content Mark with a over 84 (partially obliterated)-Russian? G.A.S for the Austrian maker George Adam Scheid
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973