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Fork: M.21-1930

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Ivory, silver and steel; two long tines on an ivory handle inlaid with a geometric design of silver lines circles, and capped in silver

Ivory, silver and steel; the two long tines and short turned stem are of steel; the ivory octaonal section handle broadens slightly towards the silver terminal cap. Each side of the handle is inlaid with a line of silver wire enclosing a geometric silver piqué work design of scrolls and small circles. The deep silver terminal is slightly domed and engraved with an illegible inscription. The silver ferrule is missing.


History note: Frank Smart Collection

Legal notes

From the Frank Smart Collection, given by T.J.G. Duncanson

Measurements and weight

Length: 14 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Duncanson, T. J. G.


17th Century, Late
Circa 1680 CE - Circa 1700 CE

School or Style


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.21-1930
Primary reference Number: 166980
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 September 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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