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bspettit

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iconnumber posted 08-17-2020 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bspettit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a set of six 7 3/8" Tiffany Lap Over Edge Knives with sterling blades, weighing about 2.25 oz each.

I am not sure if the designs on the handles are acid-etched or applied.

I am also not sure if the handles are hollow or solid.

Finally, I would like to determine whether they are classified as Breakfast, Tea or Dessert knives.

If someone could help me answer any or all of these three questions, it would be greatly appreciated!

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Polly

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Those look acid etched to me. I don't know the answers to your other questions.

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Silverpath

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iconnumber posted 08-28-2020 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silverpath     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agree, these look like Tiffany's Lap-Over-Edge Acid Etched pattern hollow handled knives. William Hood's book Tiffany Silver Flatware 1845-1905, When Dining Was an Art has a scholarly review of Tiffany knives. On quick review it's not that straightforward for me though. These could be any of the types you list as well as children's knives. Two matching services list similar sized knives as Breakfast knives on one site and desert/tea knives on the other!

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ahwt

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It any person credited with coining the name of the pattern?

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Silverpath

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iconnumber posted 08-28-2020 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silverpath     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Per Dr. Hood, Lap Over Edge was designed by Charles Grosjean and patented 1880. He designed Chrysanthemum, too, introduced later in 1880..

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iconnumber posted 08-29-2020 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bspettit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you all for your input. Very helpful!

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