Knife and fork
ca. 1700 - 1775
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 )
stamped: on the handles: "D*C" in a rectangle
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.
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hennage
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