This is a stunning aesthetic engraved sterling silver twist handle master butter knife. It appears to be in the No. 5 pattern by Joesph Seymour, but the only mark says sterling with no maker's mark. However, Towle made a pattern that is the same, No 38, engraved. It is most certainly an early piece from the 1880s. The handle features geometric as well as floral engravings and an N. There are more engraved details on the nicely shaped blade. This knife measures 7 1/4" long and is in extremely good condition.
Joseph Seymour No. 5 Sterling Silver Right Angle Twist Handle Master Butter