Cake Knife and Server, c. 1880

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Gilt silverexpand_more

The William Hood Dunwoody Fundexpand_more  90.5a,b

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This elegant serving set displays a French interpretation of Japanese decorative motifs, including plants, flowers, and butterflies, that were very popular during the Aesthetic Movement. It is also an example of the highly specialized serving pieces that proliferated in the second half of the nineteenth century, which also included fish servers, crumb scoops, and grape scissors, to name a few.

Cake Knife and Server
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