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This object and one other are part of a set whose first object is Album, Designs for Knife Handles.

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Print, Design for Two Knife Handles, 1583

This is a Print. It is dated 1583 and we acquired it in 1921. Its medium is engraving on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Our curators have highlighted 10 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Knife (England), ca. 1672
  • steel, silver (?).
  • The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.
  • 1985-103-26
  • Fork (Germany), ca. 1600–1630
  • carved coral, cast and chased gilt silver.
  • The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.
  • 1985-103-81

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 25.4 x 11.7 cm (10 x 4 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

In plate, lower left: cum privilegio summi Pontificus In plate, on left knife: QVI / CA In plate, on right knife: CA / MORS ET VITA IN MANV LINGVAE

Cite this object as

Print, Design for Two Knife Handles, 1583; Previously owned by Jean Léon Decloux (French, 1840–1929); Italy; engraving on off-white laid paper; Platemark: 25.4 x 11.7 cm (10 x 4 5/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-350-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Fragile Beasts and Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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