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Saw

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)
    Italy (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron, steel and mother-of-pearl, forged and etched

  • Museum number:

    M.603-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Europe 1600-1815, Room 5, The Friends of the V&A Gallery, case CA11

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)
Italy (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron, steel and mother-of-pearl, forged and etched

Dimensions

Length: 30.7 cm, Depth: 1.2 cm, Height: 7.0 cm

Descriptive line

Saw, steel blade etched with masks and foliage, chiselled iron handle with mother-of-pearl terminating in an eagle's head, France or Italy, ca. 1600

Labels and date

SAW
Wrought iron and mother-of-pearl
France; c.1600
M.603-1910

The blade is etched with masks and foliage. The chiselled iron handle with mother-of-pearl plaques terminates in an eagle's head. The use of plaques is echoed in French cutlery of the period which can be seen in gallery 81. [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron; Mother-of-pearl; Steel

Techniques

Forging; Etching

Subjects depicted

Foliage; Eagle; Masks

Categories

Ironwork; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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