Wedding knife and fork, Anonymous, 1597

Wedding knife and fork, Anonymous, 1597

gold, l 16.5cm. More details

In the 16th century a groom would give his bride a set of wedding cutlery bearing their names or initials. This gold set is distinguished by its refined engraving, the designs of which were inspired by contemporary prints by Theodor de Bry. In the cutlery, the dark passages of the prints are executed in niello (a black mixture of silver, lead and sulphur).

On display in room 0.7-Z4.04

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

KAREN CLARK STUDIO added this work to Details

June 17 2015 - 397 works 426 0

Radu added this work to Ms

May 13 2015 - 7 works 5 0

Andrea added this work to cooking

May 13 2015 - 4 works 4 0

Make your own creations with this work