Thursday, July 31, 2008

Scottish Silver Butter Knife

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Here you see an interesting piece of antique sterling silver flatware.  This little item was actually produced in reasonable quantities and can still be found at quite good prices (I see a possible collection!).  The earliest examples come from the late eighteenth century and have ivory handles, but by the late regency period (such as this one), they have a scimitar blade and the same handle as other flatware.  

This one is a little more special, because it was made up in Scotland.  It was assayed in Edinburgh in 1835, but the maker, David Gray was actually a Scottish Provincial maker, working in Dumfries.  

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