French Carving Knife and Fork with Ivory Handles

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.

French Carving Knife and Fork with Ivory Handles

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