Knife, One of Set of Six
Decorative Arts and Design
Bronze, steel, gilding
8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (21 x 1.6 x 1 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on side of blade near juncture with handle: 2 or 3 characters of an unknown script (Japanese?)
Purchased with funds bequeathed by Rose Katz in memory of Gabriel Gus Katz
Knife with steel blade and gilded bronze handle. Blade general rectangular shape, with a flare on the dull edge and a rounded end that comes to a point on the dull side. Straight, rectangular handle with squared end has identical decorations on both sides in Japanese-inspired style: single bamboo stalk with spray of leaves and a tiger (or dragon?) in tree, against gridded background.
Condition: Fair; much of the gilding is lost; blade is tarnished; spots of corrosion on blade.
This item is not on view
Knife, One of Set of Six, ca. 1880. Bronze, steel, gilding, 8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (21 x 1.6 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds bequeathed by Rose Katz in memory of Gabriel Gus Katz, 1997.66.12. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.66.10-13_1997.66.2_1997.66.4_1997.66.5_1997.66.6.jpg)
group, 1997.66.10-13_1997.66.2_1997.66.4_1997.66.5_1997.66.6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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