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Knife and fork: M.17A & B-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Wood, silver and steel; the knife has a steel blade and an ebony octagonal handle inlaid with silver piqué work, with a silver ferrule and terminal cap; the two tined fork is similarly decorated

Wood, silver and steel; the knife has a steel pointed scimitar-shaped blade with polymorphic bolster on an ebony tapering octagonal section handle. The handle is inlaid with silver wires and small circles to form a geometric pattern. There is a narrow silver ferrule and a silver terminal cap. The fork has two long steel tines and an ebony handle which is decorated similarly to the knife.

Notes

History note: Frank Smart, Bredbury, Tunbridge Wells; T.J.G. Duncanson

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.

Dating

Second half of the 17th Century
Circa 1650 CE - 1700 CE

School or Style

German

Components of the work

Handles composed of ebony
Blade, Tines composed of steel
Fork Length 17.5 cm
Knife Length 19.8 cm

Materials used in production

Wood
Silverwire
Silver

Techniques used in production

Inlay
Pique

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.17A & B-1930
Primary reference Number: 167086
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 24 September 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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