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Steel knife with a handle

Steel knife with a handle

  • Place of origin:

    Bow (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain moulded in relief and painted in blue and steel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Roland H. Ley, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.242-1911

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 7

Physical description

Steel knife with a handle of soft-paste porcelain moulded in relief and painted in blue. Handle of pistol-butt form moulded with rococo scrollwork and painted with sprays of flowers. Straight blade with a rounded end and stamped 'KEARNS LONDON'.

Place of Origin

Bow (made)

Date

ca. 1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain moulded in relief and painted in blue and steel

Marks and inscriptions

'KEARNS LONDON'
Stamped on the blade

Dimensions

Length: 20.9 cm

Descriptive line

Steel knife with a handle of soft-paste porcelain moulded in relief and painted in blue, Bow Porcelain Factory, Bow, ca. 1755

Production Note

The steel blade is 19th century.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Steel

Techniques

Moulded; Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Scrollwork

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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