Cutlery, also known as silverware or flatware was not a regular part of a table setting until the end of the medieval times. It was around this time that the lower classes began to entertain by hosting dinner parties. Previous to this, food was considered to be only a means to an existence. Once it became a reason to socialize, the silversmiths began to create a multitude of utensils decorated with various designs and motifs. The word cutlery can be traced back to its Latin origin 'cultellus' meaning knife. Cutlers was the name given to the men who forged iron knives, so you can see the how the word cutlery came into use, especially since a knife was the most important utensil for thousands of years.
Here we have 'One of Each'... on tin foil.
8x10 oil on canvas