Cutlery handle

On display

Ivory figure of Venus, clothed, holding an apple, with winged Cupid by her side. Flanched and pierces beneath the foot to take a knife or fork. One of a pair with WA2013.1.241.1.


  • Title

    Cutlery handle

  • Associated place

    Netherlands (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1650 - 1700
  • Material and technique

    elephant-ivory; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    9.1 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Amme, Jochen, Bestecke Die Egloffstein'sche Sammlung (Arnoldsche, 1994 1997)

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