This is a lovely 7 1/8" long Sterling silver master butter. It has a right angle twist so that it stands on a plate, very elegant. The pattern appears to be either no. 38 by Towle or no. 5 by Joseph Seymour, ca 1880. The handle has beautiful engravings and an N monogram. There are more engraved details on one side of the blade. This piece is stamped Sterling C. F. Hurd (probably the original retailer). It is in extremely good condition.