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Pair of knives: M.49A & B-1930

Object information

Maker(s)

Unidentified (Cutler)
Unknown (Handle maker)

Description

Wood and steel, parcel-gilt; each knife with a steel blade and a wood handle carved with a pair of figures

Wood and steel, parcel-gilt; each knife has a steel pointed scimitar-shaped blade with a broad flat upper edge, ornate polymorphic bolster and wide ferrule which are damascened in gold. The wood handle is carved in the form of a pair of figures standing on a rope edged plinth with scrolling foliage behind. Knife A depicts two young men, and knife B depicts two young women.

Notes

History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Circa 1650 CE - Circa 1700 CE

School or Style

German

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Handle composed of wood Decoration On Blade composed of gold Blade composed of steel Knife B Length 24.6 cm
Knife A Length 24 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.49A & B-1930
Primary reference Number: 167104
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 September 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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