SEVEN VARIOUS CONTINENTAL HANDLES

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SEVEN VARIOUS CONTINENTAL HANDLES
18th century and later

A pair of handles of tapering form, the terminals moulded with a beast's mask edged with puce feuilles-de-choux and painted with flowers (rubbed), circa 1780, probably Doccia, 2 1/2in. (6.5cm.) and 3in. (7.cm.) long; a white knife-handle moulded with prunus, perhaps Italian and 18th century, about 3 3/4in. (9.5cm.) long; a pair of Continental faience blue and white handles painted with stylised foliage and scrolls beneath a cell-pattern border, the knife-handle with a plated blade (restored), circa 1760, 3 1/2in. (9cm.) long; and a pair of Moustiers armorial handles of lobed oval section, painted in ochre with the crowned arms of Pignatelli beneath flower-sprays and flanked by bands of scrolling flowers, with four-tine fork (the knife-handle broken through and repaired, crack to fork-handle), 4 1/4in. (11cm.) long (7)
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