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FRUIT KNIFE (1 OF 12)

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FRUIT KNIFE (1 OF 12)

Currently in storage


About this object

The mother-of-pearl handle is mounted in silver gilt at either end decorated with strap-work. At the tip are the initials [transcription], on either side with the Imperial crown projecting from the end of the handle. The steel blades are marked [transcription] for Nichols and Plinke, the same firm that made the lapis-lazuli cabinet.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
FRUIT KNIFE (1 OF 12)
Made from:
Silver gilt -- mother of pearl -- steel
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
Late 19th c.
Size:
21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.167.5
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK at tip, [transcription] on either side with the Imperial Crown projecting from the end of the handle; blades are marked [transcription] for Nichols + Plinke
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973