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Fork: M.25-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: unmarked




Ivory silver and steel; two steel tines on a pistol grip handle with ivory scales and embossed silver ornaments and piqué work

Ivory, silver and steel; the fork has two long inward slanting tines and a vertically flat stem of steel; each side of the pistol grip handle has an embossed silver plaque below an ivory scale. Each silver plaque is embossed with an oval of scrolling foliage. Each ivory scale is inlaid with an embossed silver lozenge, two pairs of pine cones, a rosette and geometric patterns of small silver piqué work circles. The steel bolster is engraved with a flower, and the flat top edge is of steel cut in a geometric pattern.


History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Length: 20 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Circa 1680 CE - Circa 1710 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Handle composed of silver ivory
Tines composed of steel

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.25-1930
Primary reference Number: 166976
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 August 2015 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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