The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Knife
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1590 - c. 1615
  • Iron or steel, lapis lazuli and gold, etched, gilded and chased
  • Length: 19.5 cm, blade
    Width: 1 cm, minimum
    Width: 2 cm, maximum
    Weight: 0.18 kg
  • A896
  • European Armoury I
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  • Knife, the handle and blade made in a single piece. The handle of baluster form, turned and chased with acanthus leaves and inlaid with four small plaques of lapis lazuli; vase-shaped pommel with a terminal of eight gadroons; small curved guard. Single-edged blade of triangular section with slightly curved cutting edge; ricasso of oblong section and part of the blade decorated with floral scrolls etched and gilt. The fork A909 is of similar workmanship but does not belong.

    French, about 1590-161.