Plique Letter and Butter Knives

In addition to a variety of spoons, Norway’s jewelers of the 1890s offered tourists many novel souvenirs decorated with plique-à-jour enamel. The collection includes sugar tongs, napkin rings, boxes, open salt dishes, Viking boats, trays, tazzas, cups and saucers, and more. Here are paper knives and butter knives.

Plique Letter and Butter Knives

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From left to right, these paper knives were made by:

  1. David Andersen
  2. Marius Hammer
  3. David Andersen
  4. Marius Hammer  (Note: It spells “Norway”)
  5. George W. Shiebler, New York City
  6. Unmarked. The blade is tortoise shell.

The butter knives were made by J. Tostrup. Note that the bottom two are different colored enamel.

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