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Knife, fork, spoon and case: M.58A-D-1930

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Possibly Laminet, Johann Christoph (Spoon maker)
Unidentified (Cutler)
Unknown (Handle maker)


Silver, parcel-gilt and steel; the knife with flaring steel blade and a handle of silver filigree; the fork has three gilt metal tines and the spoon has an oval silver-gilt bowl; they both have handles similar to that of the knife; the case is of tooled leather

Silver, parcel-gilt and steel, leather with gilt tooling; the knife (A) has a steel blade which flares towards its rounded end with central point; the baluster shaped bolster is gilt; the silver handle is circular in section and broadens towards the terminal cap; the sides are of open filigree scrolls between two rope borders. The fork (B) has three gilt metal tines on a long knopped stem. The spoon has an oval silver-gilt bowl with a rat-tail on the back. Both the fork and spoon have handles which are similar to that of the knife. The case (C) has a hinged lid and is approximately the shape of a spoon with a broad handle. It is covered with red leather with tooled partially gilt decoration.


History note: Frank Smart Collection

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

Place(s) associated

  • Augsburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1695 CE - Circa 1707 CE

Components of the work

Tines composed of metal Surface Of Bowl composed of gold Surface Of Tines composed of gold Bowl composed of silver Handle composed of silver Blade composed of steel Fork Length 15.4 cm
Spoon Length 15.7 cm
Knife Length 17.7 cm
Case Length 19.3 cm

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Accession number: M.58A-D-1930
Primary reference Number: 167128
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 3 June 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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