Knife and Fork, veined jasper, possibly Dutch, c.1700-20


The faceted pistol-grip hafts are of polished dark red jasper veined with quartz. Fitted with scalloped silver ferrules and flower head caps. The steel blade is stamped HOW below cutler's marks. The steel fork has two prongs on a baluster stem.

Provenance: An English Private Collection.

Condition: The fork haft is good. The knife has a small 0.5 cm chip and resulting fine cracks, although the haft is still sound and has not been broken through. No other damage and no restoration. The steel and silver fittings are good.

Dimensions: Knife length 27.5 cm (including blade); Fork length 20.5 cm (including tines)

Cutlery: From Gothic to Art Deco - The J. Hollander Collection, Jan van Trigt (Petraco-Pandora NV, 1999).


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