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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 (Open): 9.5 x 1 cm (3 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2285g

Medium or Technique

Tortoise shell, Sablé

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Utensils