_Gothic_ dessert knife

Church and Battersondesigned 1847, produced 1852

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, United States

The handles of _Gothic_ flatware, patented by Gale & Hayden in 1847 and later produced by its successor William Gale & Son, feature elements drawn from 13th-century architecture, such as arches, quatrefoils, and crenallations. Another version of Gothic flatware without crenallations was also patented and produced.

**Adapted from**

Charles L. Venable, _Silver in America, 1840-1940: A Century of Splendor_ (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art; New York, New York; Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994), 329.


  • Title: _Gothic_ dessert knife
  • Creator: Church and Batterson
  • Date Created: designed 1847, produced 1852
  • Physical Dimensions: 1/4 × 3/4 × 8 1/8 in. (0.64 × 1.91 × 20.64 cm)
  • Type: Culinary Equipment
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/3098075/
  • Medium: Silver
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Steves

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