Fork; steel shaft and prongs; circular handle covered with open-work design in gold, enamelled and set with rubies, turquoises and emeralds.
This object was collected and bequeathed to the British Museum by Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild.
How big is it?
1.3 cm wide, 16.5 cm high, 1.3 cm deep, and it weighs 27.3g
Detailed Curatorial Notes
Provenance: None is recorded.
Commentary: The fork is much restored.
- Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 207
- O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.207.
- Read 1902: Read, Charles Hercules, The Waddesdon Bequest. Catalogue of the Works of Art Bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898, London, BMP, 1902
- Dalton 1927: Dalton, Ormonde Maddock, The Waddesdon Bequest : jewels, plate, and other works of art bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild., London, BMP, 1927
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