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Butter knife, from a twelve-piece place setting


George Washington Maher ; Gorham Manufacturing Company ; Spaulding & Company, Chicago, Illinois



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G300
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Silver
Size: 6 1/16 x 15/16 x 1/4 in. (15.4 x 2.38 x 0.64 cm)
Creation Place: United States
Culture: United States
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Marks on blade, stamped: [(lion) (anchor) G (?) STERLING]
Physical Description: rounded blade with wide tip; handle decorated with long-stemmed lilies with two flowers and two buds and EKG monogram
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from the Decorative Arts Council with proceeds from the 2005 Antiques Show and Sale
Accession Number: 2006.68.3
Artist: George Maher, American, 1864-1926
Role: Designer
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American, 1864-1926

Artist: Spaulding & Company
Role: Retailer

Artist: Gorham & Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1865-1967
Role: Artist
Life Dates: Providence, Rhode Island, 1865-1967
Added to Site: March 1, 2009