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[one of six] Knives

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Small cylindrical sablé case with hinged top, cupid and boat, sheaths containing 6 knives in tortoise-shell hinged sheaths.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, Late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

43.2285b

Medium or Technique

Tortoise shell, Sablé

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Utensils