Description This small steel knife has a short blade and a long, six-sided handle. It is part of a Turkish hunting set. Both ends of the handle are set with emeralds and rubies. The top of the blade is inlaid with gold on both sides. This knife and a silver-gilt penholder (Walters 51.87) belong to Walters 51.78, a pen box, which in turn fits into the butt of a gun (Walters 51.84). The mark of the smith is on the blade.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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