Combination spoon and fork

On display

Spoon and fork, silver, parcel-gilt. The two-pronged fork is hinged to a stem set with a exotic mask, which slides to fix the hinge; the finial is formed as a ram's or a goat's head. The prongs of the fork fit in to the back of the egg-shaped bowl to form a spoon. The front of the spoon is engraved with a shield of arms engraved on front, identified by M. Wellby as for Esterville of Normandy.

Details

  • Title

    Combination spoon and fork

  • Associated place

    France (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1590 - 1600
  • Material and technique

    parcel-gilt silver

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15.3 cm (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

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

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.86.3

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