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Fork

Fork

  • Place of origin:

    Augsburg (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1605 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sailer, Heinrich (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt and enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.618A-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 69, The Whiteley Galleries, case 4

Physical description

Fork, silver-gilt and enamel, two prongs, the handle of silver, decorated wth flowers in translucent enamel.

Place of Origin

Augsburg (made)

Date

1600-1605 (made)

Artist/maker

Sailer, Heinrich (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt and enamel

Marks and inscriptions

Mark for Augsburg

Dimensions

Length: 7 in

Object history note

Salting Bequest, 1256, 1257, 1260, 1261

From a cutlery set of four

Spitzer Collection, Sale Catalogue, 1893, lots 2354 to 2357 (3300 francs)

Descriptive line

Fork, silver-gilt and enamel, Augsburg, 1600-1605, by Heinrich Sailer.

Labels and date

Silver Gallery:
This unsually sophisticated personal cutlery set would originally have had a specially made leather travelling case. The set once belonged to the famous 19th century collector, Frederic Spitzer. [26/11/2002]

Materials

Silver; Enamel; Gold

Techniques

Forging; Enamelling; Amalgam gilding

Categories

Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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