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Knife

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etched and partly gilt steel, with chiselled steel and mother-of-pearl mounts

  • Museum number:

    4093-1857

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

One of a pair of knives, the steel blade etched and partly gilt,with a gilt handle and chiselled steel with mother-of-pearl scales and finials. The pommel in the form of an acorn

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1600-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Etched and partly gilt steel, with chiselled steel and mother-of-pearl mounts

Dimensions

Length: 7.12 in

Descriptive line

One of a pair of knives, the steel blade etched and partly gilt,with a gilt handle and chiselled steel with mother-of-pearl scales and finials, France, early 17th century

Materials

Steel

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Amalgam gilding; Etching (corroding); Chiselling; Carving

Subjects depicted

Acorn

Categories

Arms & Armour; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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