Jack the Ripper - the very name still terrifies and fascinates all over the world. Over 100 years on, this quintessentially British murderer has the power to shock and titillate and this work is redolent of the foggy, cobblestoned 19th century London, then capital of the most powerful nation on Earth.
With the polarization of huge wealth and abject poverty, some saw his crimes as a way of bringing to the public’s notice the plight of ‘working girls’ in the East End of London.
This paper knife takes a very ironic look at the perennial phenomenon of Jack the Ripper and nods to the theory that he was a surgeon or at least had some clear understanding of anatomy. It represents the classic image of this shadowy villain, and the box in which this beautifully crafted, weight and modelled piece comes is covered in a map of Victorian London with blood-stains marking the murder sites. Those parts that still resonate with his name; Whitechapel, Spitalfields and Poplar.
Limited to 100 pieces, this is for those with an appreciation of fine silverware, a dark side, and a sense of history and humour.
HEIGHT OF PIECE: 31cm
WIDTH OF PIECE: 2.5cm