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Knife: EC.44A-1942

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Saint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory (Handle)
Production: Unknown (Blade)




Knife with steel blade, silver ferrule, and soft-paste porcelain handle, painted underglaze in blue in Berainesque style

Steel blade; silver ferrule; soft-paste porcelain handle painted underglaze in blue, with an iron rod projecting from a central hole at the upper end. The handle is of tapering cylindrical form with a rounded upper end. The upper and lower ends of the sides are decorated with berainesque borders, and the upper end with a multi-petalled flower head. The long, narrow blade is slightly curved on the lower edge and comes to a blunt point at the end.


History note: The Rev. G.A. Schneider; sold Sotheby's, 4 June 1942, Catalogue of European Ceramics and Glass comprising the interesting and extensive collection of the Rev. G.A. Schneider, p. 18, part of lot 84; the lot sold for £10 Louis C.G. Clarke by whom given to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by Louis C.G. Clarke, MA

Measurements and weight

Length: 27.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Saint-Cloud ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, first half#
Circa 1700 CE - 1740 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Handle composed of soft-paste porcelain
Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Ferrule composed of silver
Blade composed of steel

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.44A-1942
Primary reference Number: 82182
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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