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Fork: M.27-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: unmarked




Ivory and steel; two steel tines on an ivory handle stained with a pattern of flower heads and scrolling foliage

Ivory and steel; the fork has two long tines and a slender turned stem of steel; the handle is of tapering round section which broadens towards the slightly domed terminal; it is of ivory with a pattern of four lines of flower heads linked by scrolling foliage on a dark brown stained ground. A small hole at the end of the handle suggests a very small knop, possibly a gilt ball, is missing.


History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Length: 16 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
Circa 1650 - Circa 1680

School or Style


Components of the work

Tines composed of steel
Handle composed of ivory

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.27-1930
Primary reference Number: 166974
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 October 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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