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Maker(s):Worcester Porcelain Factory (attributed)
Culture:English
Title:knife
Date Made:ca. 1755-1760
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: soft-paste porcelain; silver, base metal: steel
Place Made:Great Britain: England; Worcester
Measurements:knife: 11 x 1 1/4 in.; 27.94 x 3.175 cm; fork: 8 1/2 x 1 in.
Accession Number:  HD 56.411.8
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
One of a set of six knives and six forks with slightly greenish white soft-paste porcelain pistol butt handles, decorated with molded floral sprigs on a dotted ground in the "chrysanthemum pattern". The pistol-grip shaped handles are connected to the steel blades with a silver mount; the knife blades are scimitar shaped. The forks have three tines. These knives and forks were sold to the Flynts as having hafts made by the Bow Porcelain Factory, London, England; in 1975 John Austin agreed with that origin of manufacture.

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