- Museum number
Wedding knife and fork; whole of fork and handle of knife in gold, steel blade; both handles engraved with leafy scrolls enclosing birds, filled with enamel; ends of handles cut into scroll shape; inscribed.
- Production date
Length: 17 centimetres (fork)
Length: 18 centimetres (knife)
Weight: 32.92 grammes (fork)
Weight: 24.39 grammes (knife)
Width: 1.40 centimetres (knife and fork)
Depth: 0.70 centimetres (knife and fork)
- Curator's comments
- Provenance: None is recorded.
Bibliography: 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. 203, pl.XLIII; O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.203.
- On display (G2a/dc3)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This collection is known as the Waddesdon Bequest under the terms of Baron Ferdinand Rothschild’s will.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number