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Hunting knife and sheath

Artist or maker:
Unknown
Date:
c 1600-c 1700
Place of production:
Hungary
Medium:
steel, brass, gold, bone or ivory
Type of object:
knives (weapons)
sheaths
Accession number:
3458

Commentary

Similarly decorated daggers were popular in Hungary. The Islamic decoration on the blade indicates Turkish influence.

Phillippa Plock, 2016

Physical description

Dimensions (mm):
423 x 90 (knife); 291 x 35 (blade); 309 (sheath)

History

Provenance:
Acquired or inherited by Alice de Rothschild (b.1847, d.1922); inherited by her great-nephew James de Rothschild (b.1878, d.1957); bequeathed to Waddesdon The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) in 1957.
Collection:
Waddesdon (National Trust)
Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957

Bibliography

Bibliography

Claude Blair, Anthony Blunt; The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor: Arms, Armour and Base-Metalwork; Fribourg; Office du Livre; 1974; pp. 207-9, cat. no. 79, ill.

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