Requires Photography

Fruit knife

1756–62


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

21.59 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

41.897

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Pistol handle of hard paste porcelain with handles of raised flowers at sides & painted sprigs of flowers. Gilded pointed steel blades with marks similar to those of Paris silversmiths under Eloi Brichard, 1756-62. Set with 478-82.32.

Provenance

By 1932, Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes; 1941, gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes