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Knife

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1725-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chiselled steel and silver piqued wood

  • Museum number:

    269A-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Steel knife blade, with a curved and ornamentally notched back and marked with a star or maltese cross. The handle of wood pique with silver with spiral fluted wire bands, studs and end mounts of silver

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)

Date

1725-1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Chiselled steel and silver piqued wood

Marks and inscriptions

Star or possibly Maltese cross
Maker's mark?

Dimensions

Length: 9.87 in, Width: 1 in

Object history note

Formerly in the Rico y Sinobas Collection

Descriptive line

Steel knife blade, chiselled on the upper edge and marked with a star. The handle of wood pique with silver with spiral silver wire wrapping, possibly Germany, mid 18th century

Production Note

Original Register entry attributes this to the Alcazar de San Juan, Spain, 18th century

Materials

Steel; Silver; Wood

Techniques

Chiselling; Piqué work

Subjects depicted

Fluting

Categories

Arms & Armour; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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