M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
RARE LATE 17TH CENTURY BRASS TRAVELING FOLDING SPOON
& A LEATHER CASE
Of heavy gauge brass, the ovoid bowl with a rattail attachment,
below a hinged shaft flat-chased with upright leaves and pomegranates,
ending in a trefid terminal, the center section with an engraved sliding clip;
housed an gilt-tooled leather case (associated)
Condition : Excellent with wear expected for age and usage;
the bowl with shape and a good thick rim; a few spots of stubborn tarnish, but no pitting;
unmarked; good hinge; original clip; the case with usual wear to the leather and gilt tooling
Until c1700, travelers were generally obliged to provide their own cutlery.
Survivors are rare, in any metal, as are their cases, which, if present are often associated.
The use of the trefid terminal came dated from the return of Charles II from France,
c1670 to c1700.
Cutlery with this type of engraving is generally dated c1690.
1.8 oz. / 7.25" Long, The Spoon / 8.75, The Case
Also See :
17th Century Style Silver Traveling Folding Fork
Corelius Rietveld, Schoonhoven, 1888
19th Century Dutch Duty Marks
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