This Georg Jensen sterling silver butter knife is from the 'Acanthus' pattern of his collection. The marking on the knife dates this piece of silverware to post- 1945. The butter knife is minimal in its decorative elements, with a nice finial pattern that hints to the Art Nouveau Style of that era. The pattern is nice and crisp and the blade is free of any dings or noticeable scratches. The scrolling lines near the top decorated finial and the bottom are a lovely decorative element that make this knife even more pleasurable to use. The knife is 6 inches long, about 1/2 an inch wide, weighs 35 grams, and it is marked "STERLING DENMARK", "GEORG JENSEN". George Jensen was inspired by nature and the ideals of the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts movement. In 1907, he began collaborating with the painter Johan Rohde in translating the forms of post-Impressionist painting into the medium of silver; the acanthus pattern we see here is Rohde's design with the fine Danish silver-work of Jensen. Pictured here is 1 of 16 available butter knives.