knife, pistol grip

manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862)

1760-1765
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Description
knife, two, with “pistol-grip” porcelain handles. The knife in the top image is Worcester and decorated with the pattern known as "Formal Daisy”, a fairly common pattern in the 1760-1765 period.
To date the knife in the bottom image has not been identified. Factories other than Worcester were making cutlery handles at this period in England – Bow, Derby, Lowestoft.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862)
Production place
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Production date
1760-1765
Media description
porcelain (soft-paste) with underglaze blue decoration and steel blades
Measurement details
height: 275mm
Credit line
gift of Christine Bell (Downer), Melbourne, 2008
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
Accession number
T0034

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