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Print, Two Knives

This is a Print. It was designed by Francesco Salviati and after Cherubino Alberti and print maker: Aegidius Sadeler. It is dated ca. 1640 and we acquired it in 1944. Its medium is engraving on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Dr. William H. Schab. It is credited Gift of William H. Schab.

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 24.6 x 11.6 cm (9 11/16 x 4 9/16 in.) Sheet: 29 x 16.6 cm (11 7/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Six-pointed star with a crescent on top and a circle and partial crescent (of a crown?) below (cf. Heawood 1131 and 1132, Venice, c. 1610), see ascession card for drawing. Verso: Stamped in brown ink: Cooper Union Museum New York.

It is inscribed

Inscribed, at upper level: "Frac Saluiat. In."; lower left: "CVM PRIVIL./S.C.M. tis"; center: "II"; lower right, "Marco Sadeler excudit"; right knife: "1605". Inscribed in reverse, blade of left knife: "Venter Implor Insaturabilis"; blade of right knife: "Secvra Mens Ivge Convivium".

Cite this object as

Print, Two Knives; Designed by Francesco Salviati (Italian, 1510 – 1563); Italy; engraving on off-white laid paper; Platemark: 24.6 x 11.6 cm (9 11/16 x 4 9/16 in.) Sheet: 29 x 16.6 cm (11 7/16 x 6 9/16 in.); Gift of William H. Schab; 1944-84-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005 and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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