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Cooking Fork

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1931M968.221
Collection:Applied Art - Wood
Date:1906 c - 1906 c


A number of pieces in the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery collection have been donated to us by private collectors. This cooking fork from Italy was presented to us by Estella Canziani (1887-1964) in the 1930s, along with a major collection of water colours, tempera paintings, sketchbooks, costumes, ceramics, archive material, and jewellery.Estella and her mother, Louisa Starr Canziani (1845-1909), were both artists who frequently travelled around Europe. The anthropological approach that Estella brought to her painting and collecting established one of the most extensive insights into traditional rural life, and the role of the traveller at a turning point in the early twentieth century.

Canziani Collection. Presented by Estella Canziani, 1931.

Further Information

Production Period:20th Century
Medium:Carved wood
Place of Origin:Abruzzi, Italy