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Knife (England)

This is a Knife. It was probably Bow Porcelain Manufactory and manufactured by Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated ca. 1775–1800 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is steel, porcelain, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg. It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 27.7 x 2.3 cm (10 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: crown GR IEF RIS

Cite this object as

Knife (England); Probably Bow Porcelain Manufactory (England, GB, United Kingdom); steel, porcelain, silver; L x W: 27.7 x 2.3 cm (10 7/8 x 7/8 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-202

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