M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS

 

 

17TH CENTURY STYLE SILVER TRAVELING FOLDING FORK-CUM-SPOON

The Netherlands, 19th Century

 

 

The folding 3-tine fork with removable spoon, the fork tines headed by the mask of an
Egyptian goddess, the shaft movable slide cast as a goat head's mask, and the terminal
with a removable pick having a seated lion finial and shield shape verso engraved V;
the bowl with five slots for the fork tines, the bowl interior bearing a coat of arms
(possibly pseudo) : a shield quartered with lozenges and birds, surmounted by a plumed helmet;
marked to the bowl and fork

 

Ref : see British Cutlery, Illustrated History of Design, Evolution & Use, Peter Brown, pp. 20-1,

and p. 93 for a related folding spoon, Dutch or Italian, c1620.

At this time, a person of means would have traveling eating utensils of silver.

Such a utensil could also have a fork attached to the back of a spoon,

and/or a toothpick emerging from the finial.
 
Condition : Excellent with minor wear; one small silver repair at the base of the pick;
fork receptacles on bowl verso showing silver solder marks
 
6.25" Long / 1.6 oz.

 
PRICE : Please Inquire

 

#7442

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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17th Century Style Silver Folding Fork-Cum-Spoon, Netherlands, 19th Century 

 

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