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Knife: EC.44B-1942

Object information

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Factory: Saint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory (Handle)
Cutler: uncertain (Blade)




Knife with steel blade, silver ferrule, and soft-paste porcelain handle, painted underglaze in blue in Berainesque style

Steel blade; silver ferrule; soft-paste porcelain handle painted underglaze in blue, with an iron rod projecting slightly from a central hole at the upper end, surrounded by a silver (?) washer. The handle is of tapering cylindrical form with a rounded upper end. The upper and lower ends of the sides are decorated with berainesque borders, and the upper end with a multi-petalled flower head. The long, narrow blade is slightly curved on the lower edge and comes to a blunt point at the end. blue.


History note: The Rev. G.A. Schneider, Cambridge; sold Sotheby's, 4 June 1942, Catalogue of European Ceramics and Glass comprising the interesting and extensive collection of the Rev. G.A. Schneider, p. 18, part of lot 84; the lot sold for £10 to Louis C.G. Clarke, MA, by whom given to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by Louis C.G. Clarke, MA

Measurements and weight

Length: 26.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Saint-Cloud ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


First half of 18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1740 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Handle composed of lead-glaze soft-paste porcelain
Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Ferrule composed of silver
Blade composed of steel

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.44B-1942
Primary reference Number: 82183
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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