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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 320

Travelling knife; yellow gold

CHF 800 - 1,000

EUR 750 - 950 / USD 900 - 1,100 / HKD 6,700 - 8,400

Travelling knife, called fruit or dessert knife, with a handle made of composition material imitating marble; chased gold ferrule; a shield on the handle; in its green stained shagreen carrying case (missing the cap).

Fermiers-généraux (tax farmers-general in English) and goldsmith hallmarks.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Brand Unsigned, Paris

Model Knife

Year vers 1780-1782

Material yellow gold

Length 198 mm.

Weight 30 gr.

Accessories Case


This type of knife is sometimes accompanied by a steel blade knife signed by Luc Langlois, Coutelier ordinaire du Roy, "Au Bâton Royal", rue Dauphine in Paris.


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