Spoon and fork, anonymous, 1671

Spoon and fork, anonymous, 1671

silver (metal), l 15.8cm × w 4.8cm × w 45gr More details

This spoon and fork commemorate the death of Willem Sartoor in 1671. An inscription on the bowl of the spoon and the stem of the fork reveals that Sartoor was a sergeant with the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Both spoon and fork terminate in a tiny skull, emphasizing the sad event that occasioned their creation.

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