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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Knife Handle

ca. 1750-55 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Soft-paste porcelain knife or fork handle of pistol-butt form and moulded in relief with flowers and foliage on interlaced stems.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Soft-paste porcelain with moulded decoration
Brief Description
Soft-paste porcelain knife or fork handle of pistol-butt form and moulded in relief with flowers and foliage on interlaced stems, Chelsea porcelain factory, London, ca. 1750-55
Physical Description
Soft-paste porcelain knife or fork handle of pistol-butt form and moulded in relief with flowers and foliage on interlaced stems.
Dimensions
  • Length: 10.8cm
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
Part of a group of knife and fork handles with 414:165 to /G-1885 (Sch. I 20 to G)

There is no record of where Lady Charlotte Schreiber acquired these pieces in the annotated copy of the first edition of the catalogue.

Acquired as Bow porcelain
Production
Previously attributed to Bow
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Stevenson, Tony. ‘A Review of Chelsea, Chelsea-Derby and Derby Knife and Fork Hafts’Transactions of the English Ceramic Circle, vol. 14, part 1, fig. 3b
Other Number
Sch. I 20 - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:165-1885

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record createdDecember 2, 2008
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