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Knife
  • Knife
    Redgrave, Richard CB, RA, ARA, born 1804 - died 1888
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Knife

  • Place of origin:

    Sheffield (made)

  • Date:

    1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Redgrave, Richard CB, RA, ARA, born 1804 - died 1888 (designer)
    Joseph Rodgers and Sons Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel with painted encaustic earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Henry Cole Esq.

  • Museum number:

    26-1865

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

One of a set of four knives. Encaustic earthenware handle designed by R. Redgrave for the Summerley Art Manufactory. Painted blue on white, the design incorporates two fishes, a rabbit, a bird and a squirrel. Blade by Joseph Rodgers & Sons, Sheffield, cutlers to Her Majesty.

Place of Origin

Sheffield (made)

Date

1865 (made)

Artist/maker

Redgrave, Richard CB, RA, ARA, born 1804 - died 1888 (designer)
Joseph Rodgers and Sons Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Steel with painted encaustic earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of J.R. Rodgers & Sons: a five pointed star and a cross

On the blade: V R / JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS / CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY

Dimensions

Length: 26.5 cm, Width: 2.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Knife with an encaustic earthenware handle designed by R. Redgrave for the Summerley Art Manufactory. Painted blue on white. Blade by Joseph Rodgers & Sons, Sheffield

Materials

Steel; Earthenware

Techniques

Forging; Encaustic decoration

Subjects depicted

Fishes; Squirrel; Rabbit; Bird

Categories

Arms & Armour; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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