Victorian Squash Shaped Fruit Knife Holder StahlBronce Majolica Handled Knives
A green majolica squash shaped fruit knife holder with six majolica handled steel bronze fruit knives (StahlBronce stamped on each blade). The holder is realistically modelled and has six slots to accomodate the knives. The handles of each knife has an apple finial and are modelled with a leaf effect.
The set is probably German in origin dating from the 19th century around 1870 to 1880. There are no makers marks.
It is in good antique condition with one knife handle being repaired and two with some restoration on them. This is a nice example of majolica ware, a relatively rare item and a lovely piece for display and use.
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Overall height 7.25 inches ( 18.4 cm)
Base height 4 inches (10cm)
Knife Length 6.25 inches (16 cm)
Base diameter 4 inches (10 cm)
Weight 604 gramme