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Steel Knife with Ivory Handle

14th century
Made in Venice, Italy
Ivory, steel
Overall: 11 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. (28.5 x 3.8 x 1.2 cm) blade length: 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Hewitt Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael, 12th Baronet of Castle Craig(sold 1902); Carmichael sale, Christie's, Manson & Woods, London(May 12–13, 1902, no. 6); George R. Harding, London (1902–sold 1911)
Catalogue of the well-known collection of works of art of the Classic, Medieval and Renaissance times formed by Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, May 12–13, 1902. no. 6, p. 4, ill.

Beard, Charles R. "Gravoirs and Knife-Hafts: A Nineteenth Century 'Fake' Exposed." The Connoisseur: an Illustrated Magazine for Collectors CI (January–June 1938). pp. 171-175, fig. X, ill. on p. 174.

Gaborit-Chopin, Danielle. Ivoires Médiévaux, Ve-XVe siècle. Paris: Musée du Louvre, 2003. p. 571.

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