Cutlery, from Gothic to Art Deco: The J. Hollander Collection

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Pandora, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 298 pages
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Cutlery has undergone a considerable evolution. Today's gastronomic culture could hardly be more different from that of our ancestors, though it has been said that the practice of eating hamburgers with our hands reminds us very literally of the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and earlier! Over the centuries, as dishes became more varied, new implements were added to the range of tableware. Of course, knives have always been around and used to cut and spear meat. Spoons were added and used originally for serving, and in the West the use of the fork was originally considered to be ill-mannered! In this unique book, which is a catalogue of the J. Hollander Collection, considered to be the most important in the field, the history of tableware and cutlery is illustrated by over 600 colour plates and hundreds of silver marks.

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Contents

Foreword j HoLlAnder p
6
Early metal spoons XlVthXVIIth p
29
Forks Europe XVIthXVIIIth p
42
Ivories and bone XVIXIXth p 58
90
Wooden spoons Europe XVIXVIIIth p
105
Various materials XVIIthXVIIIth p
119
Amber XVIIthXVIIIth p
135
Glas XVIIthXIXth p
149
Non European cutlery China Africa p
177
Silver cutlery GermanItaly XVIIth p
195
French cutlery knives and forks XVIIIthXIXth p
213
Folding cutlery Europe XVIthXIXth p
237
Hungarian cutlery Habaner XVIIthXVIIIth p
260
Folk Art Europe XVIIthXIXth p
275
Bibliography p
293
Copyright

Porcelain XVIIIthXXth p
164

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