The cast handles of the fancy grape shears are decorated with three-dimensional grapes and vine leaves, which have been chased to refine the ornament. The pivot hinge and surface show wear consistent with regular use.
“G [in Gothic letter] / GEBELEIN / STERLING” struck incuse on underside of blade.
Descended in the family of silversmith George C. Gebelein (1878 – 1945). Purchased from the estate of J. Herbert Gebelein (1906 – 1986), George’s son, with funds provided by the donor.
Museum purchase with funds donated by Gertrude S. Atwood