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Steel knife with an amber handle, one of a set of one fork and twelve knives, North East Germany, perhaps Stolp, dated 1634.

The handle has a steel tang with a gilt brass cap and a ball finial running down through the hollow centre of the amber to attach it to the gilt steel ferrule and steel blade. A piece of clear amber craved in the shape of a segmented vase forms the top of the handle, while the main body of the handle consists of a clear amber panel over foil painted in red, black and gold with a full length figure…