Combination spoon and forkOn display
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Combination spoon and fork, silver-gilt. Two-pronged fork, elaborately cast and chased, with high relief ornament including St George rescuing a praying princess from the dragon, winged putti, a siren and cherub heads. The prongs of the fork fit into a silver-gilt bowl, through the shoulders of a winged harpy. The bowl engraved with foliate ornament. The finial unscrews and contains a whistle, a toothpick and an ear scoop.
Combination spoon and fork
Artist/makerprobably Frederich Hillebrand (1580 - 1608) (goldsmith)
Material and technique
Dimensionsoverall 19 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)