Ivory, silver and silver plated nickle; each knife with an ivory handle of a woman holding a fan and a later silver plated blade
Ivory, silver and silver plated nickle; each knife has an ivory handle which is carved as a woman in 17th century dress with ringletted hair, holding a fan in her fight hand. The later blade is of electro-plated nickle silver (EPNS). It has parallel sides and a rounded tip. The later ferrule is of silver, oval in section and reeded.
History note: Frank Smart Collection
From the Frank Smart Collection, given by T.J.G. Duncanson
Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Duncanson, T. J. G.
17th Century, Late
Circa 1670 CE - Circa 1700 CE
The blades and ferrules were made in the late 19th century and replace earlier blades
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