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The handles have the appearance of a three-dimensional brushstroke in which a long shallow indentation appears where the pressure of the brush might have occurred; it is deeper toward the center than at either end. The handle tips are gently upturned; the knife handle is slightly curved toward...

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None.

Marks

Lion rampant, enclosed within the script letter “T,” all within a rectangle; and “CONTOUR / TOWLE” in a rectangle struck on all. “STERLING” in raised sans-serif lettering struck on back of each handle.

Provenance

Acquired between 1950 and 1967 by Charles C. Withers, Towle Silversmiths president, and his wife, Margret (Craver) Withers; made a gift in 1993.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Withers

1950–1967

Object Place

Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Serving spoon with egg-shaped bowl (1993.698.1): L. 97/16 in. (24 cm); W. 21/2 in. (6.3 cm); Wt. 3 oz 5 dwt 11 gr (101.8 gm) Pie server (1993.698.2): L. 79/16 in. (19.2 cm); W. knife 31/8 in. (8 cm); Wt. 2 oz 10 dwt 19 gr (79.0 gm) Serving spoon (1993.698.3): L. 83/4 in. (22.2 cm); W. bowl 113/16 in. (4.6 cm); Wt. 2 oz 15 dwt 14 gr (86.5 gm) Serving fork (1993.698.4): L. 91/2 in. (24.2 cm); W. fork 113/16 in. (4.6 cm); Wt. 3 oz 3 dwt 2 gr (98.1 gm) Ladle (1993.698.5): L. 65/16 in. (16 cm); W. bowl 23/8 in. (6 cm); Wt. 1 oz 17 dwt 19 gr (58.8 gm) Knife with stainless blade (1993.698.6): L. 87/8 in. (22.5 cm); W. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); Wt. 2 oz 11 dwt 9 gr (79.9 gm) Teaspoon (1993.698.7): L. 67/16 in. (16.3 cm); W. bowl 11/4 in. (3.1 cm); Wt. 1 oz 4 dwt 21 gr (38.7 gm) Soup spoon (1993.698.8): L. 67/8 in. (17.4 cm); W. bowl 17/16 in. (3.7 cm); Wt. 1 oz 11 dwt 19 gr (49.5 gm) Demitasse spoon (1993.698.9): L. 43/8 in. (11.1 cm); W. bowl 13/16 in. (2 cm); Wt. 8 dwt 5 gr (12.8 gm) Dinner fork (1993.698.10): L. 75/8 in. (19.3 cm); W. fork 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); Wt. 1 oz 17 dwt 22 gr (59 gm) Luncheon fork (1993.698.11): L. 615/16 in. (17.7 cm); W. fork 11/6 in. (2.7 cm); Wt. 1 oz 10 dwt 17 gr (47.8 gm)

Accession Number

1993.698.1-11

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware