- Shears with case
- Unknown Artist / Maker
- c. 1560 - 1570
- Iron or steel and gold, etched and gilded
- Length: 11.3 cm, blade
Weight: 0.065 kg
- European Armoury I
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- Shears and case, the shears comprised of two blades made in one piece of steel, the handle of the blades being doubled back in a circle to form a spring; the blades are strongly etched with trophies, a dog and a rabbit.
The flat case is made entirely of steel, decorated with trophies of arms and a castle with three towers surmounted by a bird, deeply etched and formerly gilt; along the sides delicate arabesques and four small loops for suspension.
Italian, about 1560-70.
The knife, fork, and sheath A920-2, are of like design and workmanship. A923 also resembles a pair of shears and case which were in the Meyrick Collection (Skelton II, pl. CXI, figs. 4-5).