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Knife case

  • Date:

    1400-1500 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage


1400-1500 (made)


Height: 34.5 cm, Width: 16 cm, Depth: 11 cm

Object history note

Bought for £48 6s from the Hailstone Collection (auctioned in London, Feb. 1891, lot 1162) 'top of cover missing'.
RF 55/2298 (Christies, 1878-97). The sum of £1000 was set apart by the Museum for purchases 'if procurable at moderate prices'. The purchases included a renaissance buffet, silverware, ceramics, brasswork, carvings, a chair (lot 832), leatherwork (lots 1162-1166 and 1171.

Edward Hailstone (1818-91) was a solicitor, and lover of archaeology and antiques, who lived at Walton Hall near Wakefield (Yorkshire) from 1871 until his death. He is said to have had large collections of English and continental furniture, books and prints.

http://www.jss.org.uk/cw/Walton_Park/edward- hailstone.htm, consulted 22/12/2011

Historical context note

Comparable items:
Spitzer collection no. 823


Containers; Woodwork; Medieval and renaissance; Leather


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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