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Knife

  • Place of origin:

    Denmark (made)

  • Date:

    1863 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etched, blued and gilt steel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by H. S. Ashbee

  • Museum number:

    304-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Penknife of etched, blued and gilded steel made to commemorate the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra. Decorated on one side with the letter A between the arms of England and Sweden and Norway, on the other side between two ornaments of interlacing monsters a seated figure of a Norseman playing a harp

Place of Origin

Denmark (made)

Date

1863 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Etched, blued and gilt steel

Marks and inscriptions

Mark: 'A' between the arms of England and Sweden and Norway
The letter A is for Alexandra

Dimensions

Length: 3.5 in closed, Width: 1 in

Descriptive line

Penknife of blued and gilded steel made to commemorate the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, 1863

Materials

Steel; Gold

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Etching; Amalgam gilding; Bluing

Subjects depicted

Escutcheons (coats of arms); Man; Harp; Monsters

Categories

Arms & Armour; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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