The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Trousse
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Flanders
  • 1618
  • Iron or steel, leather, copper alloy, horn and ivory
  • Length: 12.2 cm, knife blade
    Width: 1.1 cm, knife
    Weight: 0.025 kg, knife
    Length: 4.2 cm, short knife
  • Inscription: '16-(0)-18'
    Maker's mark
  • A913
  • European Armoury I
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  • Trousse, comprising three small knives and a pricker contained in a sheath of black leather tooled with scrolls and conventional flowers and inscribed with the date:


    The sheath terminates in a button ferrule of brass; a loop at the back for suspension. Inserted in the pockets are:

    - Two single-edged knives; the handles with plaques of horn on the sides of the grips and decorated with brass mounts and bands of ivory stained green; vase-shaped pommels of ivory. A maker's mark on one side of each knife.

    - One shorter knife and a small pricker or bodkin en suite, similarly mounted.

    Flemish, dated 1618.

    Provenance: Joyeau (?) (Une trousse, cuir gauffré et daté, contenant cinq pièces, les manches ornés d' ivoir, 1,400 fr. [with other pieces]; receipted bill, 3 December, 1868); Comte de Nieuwerkerke.