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Knife and fork: M.1A & B-1992

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Current Location: In storage


Cutler: White, Amos
Handle maker: Unknown




Glass, silver and steel; the knife has a steel blade and blue aventurine glass pistol grip handle; the two tined fork has a similar handle

Glass, silver and steel; the knife has a steel scimitar-shaped blade with rounded tip; the handle is of blue aventurine glass which is flecked with bronze to resemble lapis lazuli. The facetted pistol grip handle has a silver ferrule embossed with two reeded borders and with an invected edge; the fork has two long steel tines on a baluster stem. The handle is similar to that of the knife.


History note: Robert Ball (1802-1857) naturalist of Dublin and Amelia Gresley Hellicar (1809-1895) great grandparents of Mrs. Stalla Barnes

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. Stella Barnes

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1992-04-27) by Barnes, Stella


18th Century, Early-Mid#
George I or George II
Circa 1720 CE - Circa 1750 CE

Components of the work

Ferrules composed of silver
Handles composed of glass
Fork Length 14.7 cm
Knife Length 16.8 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WHITE
  • Location: On the side of the blade
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1A & B-1992
Primary reference Number: 167095
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 5 December 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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