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Table fork and knife in a case

Table fork and knife in a case
Table fork and knife in a case
Title
Table fork and knife in a case
Date 
ca. 1741
Medium 
Steel, porcelain, wood
Dimensions 
case: 7/8 x 9 x 2 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 22.9 x 5.7 cm ) fork: 7 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 19.7 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm ) knife: 7 7/8
Description 
Knife and fork with steel blade and tines and porcelain handles with painted blue floral decoration and silver foliate tips; conical handle sockets with incised rings; flat, pointed blade, edged on the curved side; fork with two tines and short molded stem; wooden, trapezoidal case with tooled and gilt foliate scrolls around the edge of the lid and the tooled inscription, "J*S*B/ F.L.B./ 1741" in roman letters; metal hook and eye closures on one side; lined with molded chamois.
Object Number 
INV.14035a-c
Marks 
tooled: on the case lid: "J*S*B/ F.L.B/ 1741"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group