Fork, 1650–1700 ivory, steel, silver. The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg. 1985-103-159.
What is this?
Three-tined fork, square shoulder, shaped stem with heart-shaped pierced hole, baluster neck. Silver ferrule with engraved borders. Ivory handle carved in deep relief with entwined hunting dogs and prey: roe, stag, rabbits, boar. Button cap at end of handle.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005, May - August 13, 2006