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Wedding fork decorated with biblical scenes and profane figures

Jan Theodor de Bry1600 – 1625

MAS

MAS
Antwerp, Belgium

During the 16th century it was customary that the groom offered a wedding knife and fork to his bride . This set of bridal cutlery, merely made in silver and or gold, is influenced by a design by Theodore de Bry. He published eleven engravings with designs for knife levers in the years 1570-1580.

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  • Title: Wedding fork decorated with biblical scenes and profane figures
  • Creator: Jan Theodor de Bry
  • Date Created: 1600 – 1625
  • Location: Antwerp
  • Physical Dimensions: length: 20.5cm
  • Subject Keywords: Antwerp History and Folklore
  • Type: Fork
  • Medium: Silver
  • ID: AV.1920.006.001
  • Department: MAS Collection – Vleeshuis
  • Acquisition: Purchased from Batkin (1920)

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