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Knife: M.43-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Handle maker: Unknown
Cutler: Parker, George (cutler) (Possibly)




Ivory and steel; the knife with steel blade and ivory handle carved as a king with orb and scepter

Ivory and steel; the steel blade broadens slightly towards the downward pointing tip; the bolster shows the remains of gilding; the handle is of ivory carved in the form of a standing king wearing a cloak, and holding an orb in his left hand and a scepter in his right hand.


History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Length: 21.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Circa 1680 CE - Circa 1700 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Blade composed of steel
Handle composed of ivory

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.43-1930
Primary reference Number: 167099
Old object number: M.2-1930
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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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