The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Knife
  • Knife
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • 19th century
  • Steel and gold, chased and gilded
  • Length: 14.3 cm, blade
    Width: 2 cm
    Weight: 0.065 kg
  • A920
  • European Armoury I
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Knife of steel wrought in one piece, the handle of oval section deeply chased with floral ornament ad gilt, the single-edged blade bearing a winged cupid at the forte.

    Italian in style, but of doubtful authenticity.

    Lièvre, Musée Graphique (pl. 17); Lièvre, Musées et collections, 1 Ser., n.d., pI. 56 (Nieuwerkerke); Lièvre, Collections celebres, pI. 86.