The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Serving knife
  • Serving knife
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1480
  • Iron or steel, bronze, gold and silver, engraved and blackened
  • Length: 31 cm, blade
    Width: 6.1 cm, minimum
    Width: 7.6 cm, maximum
    Weight: 0.295 kg
  • Inscription: 'LACES CITA · PATIENTIA I FIT FVROR SE[A]PE' 'Patience provoked often becomes rage'
    Inscription: 'NE QVID NI MIS' 'Nothing too much'
    Maker's mark
  • A889
  • European Armoury I
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Possibly D. A. Kuhn, 1867; comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.