Fenimore Art Museum Metis Knife Scabbard 1840s
Fenimore Art Museum New York State Historical AssociationPO Box 800 / 5798 State Highway 80 (Lake Road)
“Knife Sheath,” 1847-1853,
in Fenimore Art Museum
, T0093,http://collections.fenimoreartmuseum.org/items/show/1094.(accessed September 10,2013)
Ht: 13 1/4" W: 4"
Red River Metis Knife SheathProvenance: (1) James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine (1811-1863).Dunfermline, Scotland. Believed to have been given as a presentation piece to LordElgin, Governor-General of Canada 1847-1854, during his residency in Canada between1847 and 1853.; (2) Descended in Elgin family to the 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine. Sale handled by Richard L. Feigen, St. James's, London, England; (3)Eugene V. Thaw 19 November 1990.;