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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Holmes, Booth and Haydens, American

Butter knife

1870–85

Silver plate on nickel silver (Electro-plate)

1 7/8 × 7 in. (4.8 × 17.8 cm)
Gift of Alexander O. Vietor, B.A. 1936
1974.22.4
Geography: 
Made in Waterbury, Connecticut
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Bibliography: 

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 82, no. 51, ill.

“Acquisitions 1974,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 3 (Fall 1975): 59.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.