Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar b

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WB.202

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Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar b

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  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar b

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  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar b

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  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar b

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  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar but with shield of arms, including fleur-de-lis; upper end cut into scroll form; fork similar but with two clasped hands supporting a balance; different shield of arms with fleur-de-lis; sheath with formal floral patterns, part under cap stamped in gold with clasped hands holding a heart flaming; suspension loops; inscribed.

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  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar but with shield of arms, including fleur-de-lis; upper end cut into scroll form; fork similar but with two clasped hands supporting a balance; different shield of arms with fleur-de-lis; sheath with formal floral patterns, part under cap stamped in gold with clasped hands holding a heart flaming; suspension loops; inscribed.

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  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar but with shield of arms, including fleur-de-lis; upper end cut into scroll form; fork similar but with two clasped hands supporting a balance; different shield of arms with fleur-de-lis; sheath with formal floral patterns, part under cap stamped in gold with clasped hands holding a heart flaming; suspension loops; inscribed.

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  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar but with shield of arms, including fleur-de-lis; upper end cut into scroll form; fork similar but with two clasped hands supporting a balance; different shield of arms with fleur-de-lis; sheath with formal floral patterns, part under cap stamped in gold with clasped hands holding a heart flaming; suspension loops; inscribed.

    Full: Front

  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar but with shield of arms, including fleur-de-lis; upper end cut into scroll form; fork similar but with two clasped hands supporting a balance; different shield of arms with fleur-de-lis; sheath with formal floral patterns, part under cap stamped in gold with clasped hands holding a heart flaming; suspension loops; inscribed.

    Full: Front

  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar but with shield of arms, including fleur-de-lis; upper end cut into scroll form; fork similar but with two clasped hands supporting a balance; different shield of arms with fleur-de-lis; sheath with formal floral patterns, part under cap stamped in gold with clasped hands holding a heart flaming; suspension loops; inscribed.

    Full: Front

  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar but with shield of arms, including fleur-de-lis; upper end cut into scroll form; fork similar but with two clasped hands supporting a balance; different shield of arms with fleur-de-lis; sheath with formal floral patterns, part under cap stamped in gold with clasped hands holding a heart flaming; suspension loops; inscribed.

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  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar but with shield of arms, including fleur-de-lis; upper end cut into scroll form; fork similar but with two clasped hands supporting a balance; different shield of arms with fleur-de-lis; sheath with formal floral patterns, part under cap stamped in gold with clasped hands holding a heart flaming; suspension loops; inscribed.

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  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar b

    Full: Front

  • Wedding knife and fork; gold enamelled handles; purple velvet sheath embroidered with gold thread and seed pearls; knife handle engraved on one side and filled with enamel, scrolls, birds and insects; ship on top with flag of Holland; other face similar b

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  • British Museum registration numbers from left to right in photograph: WB.201, WB.202, WB.203.  Knife; slender pointed steel blade; gold handle, engraved with birds within scrolls filled with translucent enamels; two shields of arms: De Bordes of Amsterdam

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  • British Museum registration numbers from left to right in photograph: WB.201, WB.202, WB.203.  Knife; slender pointed steel blade; gold handle, engraved with birds within scrolls filled with translucent enamels; two shields of arms: De Bordes of Amsterdam

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