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Knife and fork

Object Number: 
1979.66ab
Date: 
ca. 1700 - 1775
Medium: 
Silver, steel
Dimensions: 
fork: 6 5/8 x 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 16.8 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm ) knife: 8 1/8 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 20.6 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the handles: "D*C" in a rectangle
Description: 
Silver and steel knife and fork with pitch filled pistol handles with repoussé chased leaf and shell decoration; fork with a steel baluster stem and two tines; knife with a flat, curved steel sabre or scimitar shaped blade; maker's marks stamped on the handles; pitch filled or 'loaded' handles made in two halves stamped from sheet metal soldered together; maker's marks stamped on the handles.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hennage
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group