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Two-toothed fork in gilt red, the...

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Two-toothed fork in gilt red, the ferrule decorated with filigree silver rinceaux, the ivory handle carved with three overlapping putti holding fruits and a horn of plenty. Flanders or Germany, mid 17th century. L.: 18 cm. A set of cutlery including a spoon, knife and fork with similar decoration is known to have been preserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris (Inv. OA 2308) Bibliography:Philippe Malgouyres, Ivoires de la Renaissance et des Temps Modernes, La collection du Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2010, page 218.

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