Owner: Maurice de Rothschild — Paris, France
Collection: (BoR) Botschaft Rothschild--The largest collections stolen in France mostly by specialized elements of the German occupation forces belonged to the Rothschild family. The German Embassy in Paris guided by Ambassador Otto Abetz, oversaw the plunder of property belonging to various members of the Rothschild family, including Maurice, Alexandrine, James-Armand and Edmond. These early removals of Rothschild property occurred in the summer and fall of 1940 and were greatly aided by the Devisenschutzkommando (DSK), a securities and financial fraud police organization that had jurisdiction over bank vaults and safe deposit boxes where thousands of art objects were stored for safekeeping.
Inventory No.: Kiste Nr. BoR 143
Medium: Decorative Arts
Title: Petit couteau à lame gravée de rinceaux et de personnages rehaussés d'or.
Description: Le manche est en cuivre enrichi de nacre de perle. Il se termine par 4 petits arceaux ajourés
Provenance and Comments:
Archival Sources: RA 15, MAEE, Paris, France
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Repatriated to France? Yes
Restituted? Yes
Restitution date: 1946-05-17