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Knife (England), ca. 1610

This is a knife. It is dated ca. 1610 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is steel, silver, gold, ivory, bone. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg and catalogued by S. Wilmering. It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 22.5 x 1.7 cm (8 7/8 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: impressed dagger (attr. London Cutler's Company); on blade: fleur-de-lis

Cite this object as

Knife (England), ca. 1610; steel, silver, gold, ivory, bone; L x W: 22.5 x 1.7 cm (8 7/8 x 11/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-83

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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