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Lot Number 2
Bidding Starts at 09/30/2019 17:30
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(10/17/2019 22:38)
Quantity 1
High Bid 2,600.00
HARE AND PHESANT TOP EXHIBITION KNIFE, featured on pages 96-97 of ''Sheffield Exhibition Knives'' . Engraved silver bolsters with a hare on one side and pheasant on the back. Silver bar shield on one side, crest shield on the other, fileworked , engraved, blades include: master spear, screwdriver, pen, sail needle, triangular leather punch, hoof pick, corkscrew, buttonhook, awl, fork, and a manicure blade, plus a slide out lancet, tweezers and pick. Marked Cutlers to Their Majesties (Queen Victoria) pre-1901. Her husband died in 1861 but she still retained the combined title of her reign although ''Cutlers to Her Majesty'' apply to the same period, thus exempting this ivory handled knife from regulation due to it being over 100 years old. The backs of all blades are fileworked, including the hoof pick. There is a crack in the ivory on each side of the handles, and has been there for a long time from the coloring of the crack. There is some tarnishing in the worked backs on both sides and a bit of pitting at the base of the hoofpick. A hardcover copy of ''Sheffield Exhibition Knives'' (retail $89.95) comes with the knife. Also featured in ''The Rodgers Exhibition and Ceremonial Knives'' short run and long out of print book. Knives were described by James F. Parker and photographs and introduction was by me. (Page 52) of that book.