The Wallace Collection

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Cutlery case with cap
  • Cutlery case with cap
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1600
  • Leather and gold
  • A912
  • European Armoury I
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Case of crimson leather tooled with gilt fleur-de-lys, etc., in the style of Nicolas and Clovis Eve (c. 1548-82 and 1584-1635); hole for suspension at the back, with two holes in the cap for a like purpose. The suspension cords were knotted through small tube-like projections at each side of the lower part and passed through similar holes in the cap, thus preventing its loss when the case was opened.

    French, about 1600.