One of a set of twelve knives with Japanese kozuka-style handles

about 1881
Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (active 1865–1961)

Object Place: Providence, Rhode Island; Object Place: Japan


Overall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver with gilding

Not On View




Silver flatware


Early history unknown, 2008, sold at Christie’s New York, January 17, 2008 as “Property from a personal Collection of American Aesthetic Movement Silver"; 2008, purchased at Christies by the MFA

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from a Gift of Harold Whitworth Pierce, Bequest of Maury A. Bromsen, Gift of Penelope Noyes, Gift of Richard Edwards, Gift of Mrs. Henrietta Page, Gift of Bloomingdale's, Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge, Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Gift of Mrs. Bradley Dewey, Bequest of Sarah E. Montague, American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund, Gift of the Estate of Ruth A. Safford, Bequest of Mrs. Charles R. Codman, and Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler, Bequest of Mrs. Edna H. Howe