French Carving Knife and Fork with Ivory Handles
French Carving Knife and Fork with Ivory Handles
French Carving Knife and Fork with Ivory Handles
French Carving Knife and Fork with Ivory Handles
French Carving Knife and Fork with Ivory Handles

French Carving Knife and Fork with Ivory Handles

1800 to 1900 France

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An Unusual French Carving Knife and Fork with Ivory Handles Depicting Prize Bull’s Heads with Inlaid Eyes
Mid 19th Century

Size: 36cm long (max) – 14¼ ins long (max)
The market for carving sets flourished in the 19th century and they were a popular marriage gift. Before the 18th century to be assigned the office of ‘carver’ at a Royal or aristocratic table was considered an honour, a position of great importance which required skill and dexterity. It was a tradition, which lasted into the 20th century, although to a much lesser degree, when even in modest households the task of carving the joint of meat, however small, on a Sunday was a ritual accomplished by the head of the family.
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Ivory, Steel and glass eyes
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