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Knife: M.22-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Cutler: Eament, Thomas (Possibly)




Steel and silver; with a steel blade and steel handle inlaid silver ornaments

Steel and silver; the steel blade has parallel sides, the steel handle is of tapering oval section with a step two-thirds of the way from the simple bolster. The slightly curved terminal cap has a small ball-shaped knop. The handle is inlaid with a formal pattern of silver wires, beads, masks and ornaments. Slight traces of gilding remain on the handle.


History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Length: 17.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early-mid 17th century
Circa 1609 - Circa 1660

Components of the work

Decoration composed of silver
Blade composed of steel
Handle composed of steel

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.22-1930
Primary reference Number: 166981
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 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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