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Knife and fork: M.38A & B-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: unmarked




Ivory, silver, enamel and steel; the knife has a scimitar-shaped steel blade and ivory handle with floral design; the two-tined fork has a similar handle

Ivory, silver, enamel and steel; the knife has a scimitar-shaped steel blade, the ivory handle is of circular section and broadens towards the silver terminal cap. The handle is inlaid with silver wire in a floral design of tulips, flowers and scrolls, which are decorated with green enamel and brown scoring. The silver ferrule has a moulded band of lines. The fork has two long 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
Circa 1670 CE - Circa 1700 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel silver
Blade composed of steel
Tines composed of steel
Handle composed of ivory
Fork Length 17.8 cm
Knife Length 21 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.38A & B-1930
Primary reference Number: 166971
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 December 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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