Knife-handle; gold; faces covered with scrollwork enclosing birds on enamelled background; upper part pierced in scroll pattern with enamelled points; modern gilt blade.
This object was collected and bequeathed to the British Museum by Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild.
How big is it?
1.4 cm wide, 16.4 cm high, 0.8 cm deep, and it weighs 28.7g
Where is it?
London / The British Museum / Room 2A / Case 5a 21
Detailed Curatorial Notes
Provenance: None is recorded.
- Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 205, pl.XLIII
- O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.205.
- Read 1902: Read, Charles Hercules, The Waddesdon Bequest. Catalogue of the Works of Art Bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898, London, BMP, 1902
- Dalton 1927: Dalton, Ormonde Maddock, The Waddesdon Bequest : jewels, plate, and other works of art bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild., London, BMP, 1927
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