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Object Name: Dessert knives (7)
Date: 1815-1816
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Medium: Silver, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: Each: 7 3/8 × 5/8 × 1/8 in. (18.7 × 1.6 × 0.3 cm)
Place made: England, Birmingham
Description: Seven silver and mother-of-pearl desset knives; flat rounded blades engraved with the Lenox family crest, crowned lion passant on fess above the reeded circular handle sockets; sockets fitted with mother-of-pearl handles; makers' marks stamped on the blades.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap Sr.; Collection of Waldron Phoenix Belknap Jr.
Object Number: 1950.346a-g
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Marks: stamped: on the blade of three: lion passant, king's bust in an oval, anchor conforming, "S & S" in a rectangle; one with a date letter "p" in a shield, one with a date letter "r" in a shield and one with a date letter "t" in a shield (knives b, c, e) stamped: on the blade of four: bust, crown in a chamfered rectangle, lion passant, date letter "f" in a champfered rectangle, and "J*R" in an oval (knives a, d, f, g)