A Knife and Fork with agate hafts, English, circa 1720-50

Of small size, for use with game, this knife and fork have faceted pistol-shaped agate hafts, silver-gilt scalloped ferrules and silver-gilt fittings. The knife blade is of scimitar form and the fork has three tines. This set is of an attractive colour, containing brown, orange and grey hues.

Provenance: An English Private Collection.

Condition: Good – the silver-gilt fittings and ferrules are good, with light wear/tarnishing. The blades are sharp and they make a really usable set.

Dimensions: Knife length 20.7 cm (including blade); Fork length (including tines) 16.5 cm

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