8638
Antique German Silver Travelling Cutlery Set

Date: Circa 1700

Country: Germany

Stock Number: 8638

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A rare set of antique silver folding cutlery - knife, fork and spoon. All expertly made to be as compact as possible so that it all fits inside the original tooled leather carrying case. The knife and fork have steel blades. Each piece has silver hallmarks for Nurnberg circa 1700. Maker Christoph Hieronymous Clauss.

Literature: Prior to the late 18th century (when sets of table silver started to appear) guests were expected to bring their own cutlery to a meal. Personal eating implements were highly prized.

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