Saturday, January 2, 2016

knife & plate


Victorian knife & plate that was given yesterday at a family gathering in Pennsylvania. Haven't a clue as to the utility of the curved-bladed dinner knife with its ornate ivory handle. Whether for fish or fowl, or something else entirely (do you know?), I do know that they are fabulous together. Haven't done a thing to the knife yet, the only thing being a careful shining with 400 grade sandpaper which will remove the stain from the steel. I love how the pattern in the knife's handle sings along with the pattern on the plate. The latter is stamped Corea, which means exotica by way of England. 

3 comments:

  1. And a friend in Paris suggests (and I am inclined to agree) that the knife in question was probably used for grapefruit—the thin blade and slightly bent end being the clues, that and the blade is also the right size. How did my friend know this? She remembered her grandmother using just such a knife.

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  2. It's probably someones favourite dinner knife thats been sharpened over and over again till only half of it was left. My grandfathers looked exactly the same at the end of his days.

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  3. It's probably someones favourite dinner knife thats been sharpened over and over again till only half of it was left. My grandfathers looked exactly the same at the end of his days.

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