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Knife

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1525-1575 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt, chiselled iron inlaid with mother-of-pearl

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.608-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Knife with blade partially etched and gilt, with a gilt, chiselled iron handle inlaid with mother-of-pearl, terminating in the head of a monster

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1525-1575 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt, chiselled iron inlaid with mother-of-pearl

Dimensions

Length: 5.2 in

Descriptive line

Knife with blade partially etched and gilt, with a gilt, chiselled iron handle inlaid with mother-of-pearl, France, mid 16th century

Materials

Steel

Techniques

Chiselling; Amalgam gilding; Inlay (process)

Subjects depicted

Sea monsters

Categories

Arms & Armour; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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