07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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Boxed Set of Twelve Ivory-handled Fruit Knives

$356$300
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Boxed Set of Twelve Ivory-handled Fruit Knives, late 18th century, with slender steel blades, the handles overlaid with filets of ivory accented with thin filets of gold/gilt-metal, with gold/gilt-metal terminals, lg. 8 in., in fitted tooled calf case.
Estimate $150-250

two terminal caps replaced, and one missing. some losses and lifting to the gilt metal/gold filets. age darkening to blades, age wear to base, including warping to lid, scuffs, and one latch hook missing. Overall age wear.

Keywords

gold/gilt-metal, gold/gilt-metal terminals, slender steel blades, gilt metal/gold filets