The Wallace Collection

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Fork
  • Fork
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1590
  • Steel, gold and horn, chiselled
  • Length: 26.8 cm
    Weight: 0.12 kg
  • A909
  • European Armoury I
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Fork, made of one piece of steel, chiselled with traces of gilding. It has two prongs, and fluted stem; the handle rectangular in section with a capital at each end, topped with a gadrooned vase; the oblong portion of the grip is covered with horn, with the tang being visible between the scales. Possibly the companion to knife A896.

    French, about 1590.

    Lièvre, Musée Graphique (Pl. 7); Lièvre, Collections celebres, pI. 86; Lièvre, Musées et collections, 1 Ser., pI. 86.

    Provenance: A. Beurdeley (une fourchette en fer ciselé Renaissance, 300 fr.; receipted bill, 23 February, 1867); Comte de Nieuwerkerke.