Combination spoon and forkOn display
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Three-pronged fork, silver, parcel-gilt, the stem with a sliding piece that locks the hinge. The finial on a fluted column is a female head and armless torso. The prongs of the fork fit in to the back of the egg-shaped bowl to form a spoon. The back of the bowl is engraved with a shield of arms, flanked by the letters 'P' and 'C'. Below the shield, left, is scratched the figure '9' and opposite it what may be intended as a '1' (interpreted by M. Wellby as a date 1591).
Combination spoon and fork
Artist/makerDaniel Bulot (active c. 1591) (goldsmith)
Material and technique
Dimensions15 cm (length)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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Marc Rosenberg, Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen (Frankfurt, 1922-28), 8910-8912
Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)