A Knife and Fork with agate hafts, circa 1700

Of large size, this knife and fork have pistol-shaped agate hafts with engraved decoration, silver scalloped ferrules and steel fittings. The knife blade is of scimitar form and the fork has two tines. This set is of a good weight and colour, with some flecks of brown.

Provenance: An English Private Collection.

Condition: Good – the knife haft having a small chip close to the engraved, rounded end. There are a couple of expected ‘dimples’ to the silver ferrules. Steel fittings are good, the blade is very sharp.

Dimensions: Knife length 22.5 cm (including blade); Fork length (including tines) 21 cm

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