Collection of Antique Cutlery by Unknown Artist

A collection of nearly 200 specimens of antique cutlery, mostly 17th and 18th century.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £500)
Acquired in:
1933
Vendor:
Antique Art Galleries

From London, Sheffield, Birmingham ( the London stamp, a dagger, may be from any of these centres), and from the continent. Of special interest: London pair of knife and fork with ivory hafts of a man and a woman in the costume of 1670 and 12 ivory knife handles representing the apostles. English blades have been hafted abroad in Holland. Hafts of all possible materials - ivory, amber, wood, tortoiseshell, porcelain, gold and silver, pique and enamel.

Provenance

Sale W-S Fiske at Harrods

Venue details

Museums Sheffield: Weston Park Weston Park, SHEFFIELD South Yorkshire S10 2TP 0114 278 2600 www.museums-sheffield.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm (until 4pm post 2 Nov)
Sun, 11am – 4pm
Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 27 Dec, 1 Jan

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