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Knife

Knife

  • Place of origin:

    Augsburg (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1605 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sailer, Heinrich (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, gold and enamel, the blade of steel.

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.618-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 69, The Whiteley Galleries, case 4

Physical description

The handles of silver-gilt, decorated with flowers in translucent enamel. The knife blade tapers to a point.

Place of Origin

Augsburg (made)

Date

1600-1605 (made)

Artist/maker

Sailer, Heinrich (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, gold and enamel, the blade of steel.

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of Augsburg

Dimensions

Length: 9 in

Object history note

Salting Bequest

From a cutlery set of four

Spitzer Collection, Sale Catalogue, 1893, lots 2354 to 2357 (3,300 francs)

Descriptive line

Knife, silver-gilt, enamel and steel, Augsburg, 1600-1605, by Heinrich Sailer.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Seling, Helmut. Die Augsburger Gold- und Silberschmiede 1529-1868, vol. III. Meister, Marken, Werke. Munich: C. H. Beck, 2007. ISBN 9783406563126
Seling, Helmut. Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede 1529-1868. Vol. II. Munich: C. H. Beck, 1980. ISBN 3406057292

Labels and date

Silver Gallery:
This unsually sophisticated personal cutlery set would originally have had a specially made leather travelling case. The set once belonged to the famous 19th century collector, Frederic Spitzer. [26/11/2002]

Materials

Silver; Gold; Enamel; Steel

Techniques

Forging; Enamelling; Amalgam gilding

Categories

Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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