A late 17th/early 18th century iron two-pronged cooking or meat fork

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Lot 86
A late 17th/early 18th century iron two-pronged cooking or meat fork

Sold for £ 350 (US$ 436) inc. premium
A late 17th/early 18th century iron two-pronged cooking or meat fork
Of two curving tines, the square-section stem centred by a moulded knop, broadening at both top and bottom and decorated with lines and notches to its edges, the handle topped by a disc terminal which is folded back and tapers to form a loop, an iron hanging loop attached, 49.5cm long (19in long)

Footnotes

  • A fork with a comparable stem, but a heart instead of a disc terminal, is illustrated J. Seymour Lindsay, Iron & Brass Implements of the English House (1970), Figure 177.

    It is possible that this fork is from Pennsylvania, USA. See a similar example, with the same broadening of the stem at top and bottom, sold Christie's, 21st January 2006, Lot 622.
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