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S327

Key information

Object

Folding combination fork, spoon and pen, Friedrich Hillebrandt, Nuremberg, silver-gilt, about 1595

Gallery label

Folding fork and spoon
Friedrich Hillebrandt (1555–1608), Nuremberg
Silver-gilt, about 1595
S327

This extraordinary object combines a folding fork, spoon and pen. It would originally have also contained tooth and ear picks and have had a leather carrying case. The stem is decorated with tiny figures of St George and the dragon and the finial with the kneeling princess.

On display?

Yes
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