Twelve metal forks and twelve spoons for Joan of Arc’s glory

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Twelve metal forks and twelve soup spoons with decoration of military trophies, fleur-de-lys on back and Joan of Arc in full carrying a sword under a tri-lobed Gothic canopy and interlaced vegetation.

Late 19th Century, Early 20th Century

Length of spoons: 20,5 cm (8 in.)
Length of forks: 20 cm (7-3/4 in.)

Small accidents on two forks

The late 19th and early 20th centuries witness the vogue involving significant historical subjects in French history. The unifying figure of Joan of Arc is a very representative example. Numerous churches and town halls commissioned large foundries for Joan of Arc in armor, chained or like Saint Sebastian. Among the most famous examples are the equestrian Joan of Arc at Tuileries by Emmanuel Frémiet or "Joan of Arc listening to voices" by François Rude at the Louvre.
This cutlery set illustrates that even everyday objects did not escape this vogue.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2013120997