16th Century pair of rock crystal and silver spoon and fork, with partial remnants of gilding remaining. The spoon has a beautiful religious figure probably an Archbishop with his Mitre in the appropriate 16th century style, scepter, and cross. Along with the design on the rear of the spoon the face of the spoon retains two illegible hallmarks. In addition a similar set silverware can be viewed in the Venice Museo Correr for reference. This pair has remained in a private collection for over 45 years and will include an old Polaroid taken over 30 years ago at the time of their first inventory with that collector. Prior to that period the pair were the among the private collection of a prominent La Cienega antiques dealer. All items are available for viewing in person prior to purchase at our gallery in Whittier, California.
Measurements; Fork is ~7" Long and Spoon is ~7.1" Long
Condition; Good Both are in fairly good condition with remnants of gold to both, the spoon does have some minor calcification, the pair were likely cleaned and most of their gilding was removed then. There is minor wear and tear some of which is to be expected for their age.