# 4744 / Late 18th Century Pocket Knife Commemorating Shakespeare Produced For David Garrick’s Jubilee Of 1769


Late 18th Century Pocket Knife Commemorating Shakespeare Produced For David Garrick’s Jubilee Of 1769

In 1769, David Garrick threw a party that put Stratford-upon-Avon on the map as a tourist destination for Shakespeare fans. The Shakespeare Jubilee was staged in Stratford-upon-Avon between 6 and 8 September 1769.[1] The jubilee was organised by the actor and theatre manager David Garrick to celebrate the Jubilee of the birth of William Shakespeare. It had a major impact on the rising tide of bardolatry that led to Shakespeare's becoming established as the English national poet. This lobster pattern multiblade knife has 8 quill blades each of a little different construction, with extended ricasso, indicative of early construction. Each blade appears to be full or about full, with some light grey patina.  Silver scales over matching brass liners. Nicely chased on both sides with Shakespeare’s image at the center. Stamped on few blades *DYER. 8 cm folded. 

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