This object has no known copyright, and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.


See more objects with the tag personal, protection, handle, cutting, blade, cases.

See more objects with the color silver lightgrey rosybrown darkslategrey darkslategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • We acquired this object.



  • You found it!

Case (possibly Netherlands), ca. 1730

This is a Case. It is dated ca. 1730 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is shark skin, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

Its dimensions are

L x W: 16.4 x 1.8 cm (6 7/16 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On cap: dagger; The Netherlands, 1814-1953, Antiques; Tardy, SILVER, 1981, p. 321 N R; not found

Cite this object as

Case (possibly Netherlands), ca. 1730; shark skin, silver; L x W: 16.4 x 1.8 cm (6 7/16 x 11/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-138-a

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Case (possibly Netherlands), ca. 1730 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=19 June 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>