• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 791

    A STEEL KNIFE WITH CARVED EBONY HANDLE

    ZEELAND, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A STEEL KNIFE WITH CARVED EBONY HANDLE
    ZEELAND, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    THE HANDLE CARVED WITH ALLEGORICAL FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF HOPE, FAITH, LOVE AND JUSTICE
    26.7 CM. LONG
    TOGETHER WITH A KNIFE AND FORK EACH WITH CARVED BOXWOOD HANDLE EMBLEMATIC OF FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE, ZEELAND, DATED 1860 - 21.5CM. THE KNIFE; A SMALL STEEL KNIFE, THE CARVED BOXWOOD HANDLE MODELLED AS A SHIELD BEARING LION, DATED TO THE FRONT 1750, THE REVERSE CARVED WITH THE COAT-OF-ARMS OF AMSTERDAM - 14.7 CM. LONG; A STEEL KNIFE, WITH CARVED AND PIERCED BOXWOOD HANDLE, ZEELAND, LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE LARGE HANDLE CARVED WITH A PLOUGHMAN, THE PIERCED SECTION HOLLOWED OUT AND WITH A SMALL WOOD BALL INSIDE - 25 CM.; A STEEL FORK WITH CARVED BOXWOOD HANDLE, ZEELAND, DATED 1880 (6)


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