Historische Bestecke. Formenwandel von der Altsteinzeit bis zur Moderne
The more than 3,500 items in this private collection of cutlery, illustrated with 450 large color plates, present the expert and the amateur collector alike with a survey of the changing shapes of eating implements from the Palaeolithic era to the 20th century.
The complete collection is divided into three parts. Part I covers cutlery from prehistoric times through the 17th and 18th centuries, Part II unites the 18th century with the classicist period and Part III focuses on Art Nouveau and its innumerable ideas for new shapes and designs.
Every object is analyzed in detail in the wide-ranging documentation, supplemented by a bibliography, a comprehensive index of marks and several subject indexes. Text in English and German.