Date of Creationcirca late 19th century
GenreDaily Life & Household
Place of CreationGermany
DescriptionSet of 6 silver knives. Blades are curved and yellow coloured. Handles are silver coloured with decorative motif.
Measurements17.5 x 1.5 cm
InscriptionsCrescent moon and crown 800 hallmark stamped on handle of each knife
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2013 by Amanda Growe. Amanda's mother, Judy Growe, was given the knives on her 60th birthday by a friend, Libbie Bake. Libbie's father, Alphee Stanley Joseph Bake (b. April 15, 1918, d. September 7, 2006), served in the Canadian Army and had helped to liberate the Netherlands. During 1944–1945, he was billeted in Holland with a Dutch family who was hiding a Jewish family in their home. Alphee shared his food rations with the hidden family, who gave Alphee the knives, which were family heirlooms, out of appreciation.
Classificationcutlery, table knives
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Amanda Growe