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Knife: M.20-1930

Object information


Unidentified (Maker)


Ivory, silver, enamel and steel; the knife has a steel blade and pistol grip handle inlaid with a row of silver bosses and a geometric floral design

Ivory, silver, enamel and steel; the knife has a tapering steel blade; the ivory pistol grip handle broadens towards the silver terminal cap. Each side of the handle is inlaid with a row of four silver bosses and a silver piqué work design of tulips inlaid with enamel, scrolls and geometric patterns of small circles. The silver ferrule is octagonal. The silver terminal is engraved with a pattern of radiating lines round a small silver knop.


History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

From the Frank Smart Collection, given by T.J.G. Duncanson

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Duncanson, T. J. G.


Late 17th Century
Circa 1680 - Circa 1700

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.20-1930
Primary reference Number: 166979
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 October 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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