Knife, ca. 1610 steel, silver, gold, ivory, bone. The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg. 1985-103-83.
What is this?
Blade with straight sides and leaf-shaped point. Hollow bolster, ferrules silver gilt with floral pattern. Tapered handles are ivory and bone in triangular pattern. In the middle of the handle black inlaid dots and two horizontal bands. Silver-gilt caps with floral pattern on the end of the handle.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005, May - August 13, 2006