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Carving knife

Silvered and gilded copper or bronze and steel

Origin: Italy

Date: First quarter 16th century

27 cm length

Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947; WA1947.191.270

T. Schroder (2009), no. 543

Knife handles of this form were in production in north Italy around 1500. The trophies of arms are derived from North Italian prints.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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