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Knife and Fork from Two-Piece Cutlery Set, late 16th century Venetian / Coral, brass, niello, silver, iron, gold / Minneapolis Institute of Arts

This extremely rare coral cutlery set from the late would have been only used on extraordinary occasions. In the late Renaissance, the guests would typically bring their own cutlery to formal dinners. Coral was believed to be an antidote against poison.

Coral handled knife and fork from late 16th century, Venetian

This extremely rare coral cutlery set from the late would have been only used on extraordinary occasions. In the late Renaissance, the guests would typically bring their own cutlery to formal dinners. Coral was believed to be an antidote against poison.