Carving knife and fork


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With their octagonally-shaped wooden handles covered by mother-of-pearl scales engraved with scrolling foliage, these implements are referred to as “Habaner” work, a term used for art made by descendants of refugees who had settled in Hungary during the sixteenth century fleeing from religious persecution in the Austrian province of Tyrol.

Carving knife and fork, Steel, bronze, mother-of-pearl over wood, Hungarian

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