• 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 784

    A STEEL KNIFE WITH CARVED IVORY HANDLE

    PROBABLY FRENCH, LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A STEEL KNIFE WITH CARVED IVORY HANDLE
    PROBABLY FRENCH, LATE 17TH CENTURY
    THE HANDLE FINELY CARVED WITH FOUR FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF FAITH, HOPE, LOVE AND JUSTICE, SURMOUNTED BY CHERUBIM AND A ROYAL CROWN
    25.7 CM. LONG
    TOGETHER WITH A STEEL FORK, THE IVORY HANDLE MODELLED AS DIANA THE HUNTRESS, FRENCH, LATE 17TH CENTURY; AND A FORK AND A KNIFE EACH WITH FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF FAITH, HOPE, LOVE AND JUSTICE, 18TH CENTURY, THE KNIFE BLADE FRAGMENTARY (4)


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