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Knife and fork: M.37A & B-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: unmarked




Silver, brass and steel; the knife with straight steel blade and an openwork silver handle; the two-tined fork has a similar handle

Silver, brass and steel; the knife has a near parallel steel blade; the tapering round section handle broadens towards the screw-off finial. The sides of the handle are pierced and chased with a vignette of Perseus and Andromeda over a brass lining. The hemispherical finial is pierced with leaves round a ball knop. The fork has four steel tines and a handle which is decorated similarly to that of the knife.


History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

From the Frank Smart Collection, given by T.J.G. Duncanson

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Duncanson, T. J. G.


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Circa 1680 CE - Circa 1740 CE

Components of the work

Handles composed of silver
Fork Length 14.7 cm
Knife Length 16.8 cm

Materials used in production

Brass (alloy)

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.37A & B-1930
Primary reference Number: 166970
Old object number: M2.1930
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 December 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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