Two Chantilly Knives, circa 1760
The moulded porcelain pistol hafts of these two Chantilly knives are painted with panels of feathery scrolls in underglaze blue. One haft has a dot-and-wavy-line border, the other has a border of stylised flower heads. One blade is stamped GOLDSMITHS SILVERSMITHS COMPANY 112 REGENT ST.
Provenance: An English Private Collection.
Condition: No damage or restoration.
Dimensions: Length 23.5 cm (including blade); Length 24.5 cm (including blade)
French Porcelain: A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection, Aileen Dawson (British Museum Press, 2000).
French Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century, Christopher Maxwell (V&A Publishing, 2009).
Cutlery: From Gothic to Art Deco – The J. Hollander Collection, Jan van Trigt (Petraco-Pandora NV, 1999).