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Object Name: Dessert knives (2)
Date: ca. 1911
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Medium: Silver plate
Dimensions: each: 8 x 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 20.3 x 1.9 x 1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Meriden
Description: Two silver-plated dessert knives; flat blade with straight sides and rounded tip; tapered handle with rounded end; warranty mark stamped on blade.
Credit Line: Purchased from the Estate of Charles G. Thompson
Object Number: 1942.661ab
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Marks: stamped: on blade: "1847ROGERS BROS. / WARRANTED 12 DWT."

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The Meriden Britannia Co. was established in 1879 for the production of 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate, sterling silver flatware, silver-plated nickel silver and white metal holloware. The company merged with International Silver Co. of Canada, Ltd. around 1912. According to the accession records, the pattern of these knives is "Old Colony."