17th century knife & fork, MoP & shell moulded, late 17th century French
Unusual knife & fork with elaborate handle construction, the steel tang running through and applied with two panels of mother-of-pearl spaced by cast silver panels with shell moulding and ornate scroll to the end, the fork with very long prongs, the spearpoint blade stamped with makers marks.
Late 17th century
21.7cm L, 1.8cm W
some losses to ferrule silver, signs of usage