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Knife, One of Set of Six

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Bronze, steel, gilding
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (21 x 1.6 x 1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on side of blade near juncture with handle: 2 or 3 characters of an unknown script (Japanese?)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1997.66.12
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds bequeathed by Rose Katz in memory of Gabriel Gus Katz
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 1997.66.10_1997.66.11_1997.66.12_1997.66.13.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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