Knife, Danish, 18th Century

 

Of pistol grip form, the haft is painted in red and green with a bird perched amongst trailing flowers. Fitted with a silver ferrule and a steel blade stamped WINGFIELD, ROWBOTHAM & CO TENTER STREET SHEFFIELD. This important Sheffield firm of cutlers was established in 1751.

Provenance: An English Private Collection.

Condition: There is a hairline extending from beneath the ferrule, and wear to the decoration and glaze, consistent with use. No restoration. The slightly tarnished blade would benefit from a light clean.

Dimensions: Length 21.3 cm (including blade)

Cutlery: From Gothic to Art Deco - The J. Hollander Collection, Jan van Trigt (Petraco-Pandora NV, 1999).

 

     
     
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