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Hunting Knife, Sharpener, and Sheath

Artist:
Workshop of Louis Marcy (Luigi Parmeggiani) (Italian, 1860–1945) (?)
Date:
ca. 1880–1900
Geography:
Made in France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Steel, wood, silver-gilt, champlevé enamel, Sheath-Cuir bouilli (tooled leather), red cord
Dimensions:
Overall (without cord extended): 2 15/16 x 17 3/16 x 1 1/4 in. (7.5 x 43.6 x 3.2 cm) Overall (with cord extended): 22 1/16 in. (56 cm) Knife (a): 1 13/16 x 15 3/8 x 1 in. (4.6 x 39 x 2.5 cm) steel (b): 7/8 x 9 5/16 x 1/2 in. (2.3 x 23.7 x 1.2 cm) sheath (c): 2 15/16 x 12 11/16 x 1 1/4 in. (7.5 x 32.3 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Leatherwork
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.119a-c
Not on view
Bearing an unlikely combination of the mottos and arms of two dukes of Burgundy, Philip the Bold and Charles the Bold, this set is now believed to have been created in the Marcy workshop.
Inscription: On knife handle and on sheath, on side with coat of arms - AVLTRE (on other side of each) HARAI (on back of knife handle, in scroll) IE LAI-EMPRINS-BIENENAVverticalsquiggle
Also unidentified maker's mark (outlined D) and Q (elaborate)
Baron Max von Goldschmidt-Rothschild, Frankfurt-am-Main (sold 1950)
Schrader, J. L., ed. The Waning Middle Ages, an Exhibition of French and Netherlandish Art from 1350-1500: Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Publication of "The Waning of the Middle Ages" by Johan Huizinga. Lawrence, Kans.: University of Kansas Museum of Art, 1969. no. 103, pp. 84–85, pl. XXXVI.



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