The Wallace Collection

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Knife
  • Knife
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1590
  • Steel, gold and silver, overlaid, blackened and gilded
  • Length: 11.3 cm, blade
    Width: 1.7 cm
    Weight: 0.045 kg
  • Maker's mark
  • A902
  • European Armoury I
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Knife, made of steel in one piece. The handle, square in section, has been blackened and overlaid with tiny arabesques of gold and silver; the open-work pommel formed as a lantern and gilt; blade pointed and single-edged with a panel of silver and gold foliage at the forte, and a maker's mark on one side .

    Italian (?), about 1590.