The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Knife
  • Knife
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Spain
  • c. 1660
  • Iron or steel, ivory and coral, inlaid
  • Length: 24.3 cm
    Width: 1.7 cm
    Weight: 0.1 kg
  • Maker's mark
  • A908
  • European Armoury I
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Knife, with an ivory hilt; the pommel carved to represent a female demi-figure in the round, the nipples inlaid in coral; blade of triangular section, partly back-edged; the wedge-shaped tang is inserted in the lower half only of the hilt and is held by three rivets, each surrounded by black ivory dots; a maker's mark on one side of the blade.

    Probably Spanish, about 1660.