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RARE 17th CENTURY STYLE SILVER TRAVELING FOLDING FORK WITH SPOON

Bernardus Hendriks Eerdmans (1756-1838), The Netherlands, 19th Century Dutch Duty Mark

 

 

 

 

 The finial cast as an armless female figure above the face of a bearded man, the beard becoming the square tapering horizontally-ribbed shaft, the lower shaft folding to a three-tine fork headed by a further man's mask and secured by a movable slide,

the removable bowl with five silver slots for the fork tines, marked with a 19th century Dutch duty

mark for .934 -.833 silver, and 5 further marks, including Rb. (bowl and tines), BE and three others (rubbed)

  

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; some minor expected scratches from the fork insertion on the bowl

   

  5" long / 1.5 oz.

 

SOLD

 

 #6333

 

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Marks for Bernardus Hendriks Eerdmans. Worked at Bolsward. Born Bolsward, 1756; died Bolsward, February 4, 1838.

The duty mark was introduced in 1814. 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Also see on our website :

 

Early British Table Silver

 

 

 

Folding Traveling Spoon  /  Cutlery Pouch. c1620  

 

  

 

Early 17th Century Silver Figural Folding Spoon, c1620

Probably Low Countries or Germany, the bowl verso with two sets of initials

 

 

For other earlyTable Silver, please click below :

 

 

 

 

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Rare 17th Century Style Silver Traveling Folding Fork with Spoon, Bernadus Hendriks Eerdmans (1756-1838), Bolsward, Netherlands