An 18th century steel three-pronged toasting fork

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Lot 87
An 18th century steel three-pronged toasting fork

Sold for £ 625 (US$ 779) inc. premium
An 18th century steel three-pronged toasting fork
Of three staggered tines, the slender stem with a decorative ring-turned central knop, broadening into the elongated lozenge-shaped handle topped by a disc terminal pierced for hanging, the handle and terminal with notched edges, 60.5cm long (23.5in long)

Footnotes

  • This fork is very similar to another sold these rooms, The Ernest Hopwell Collection of Metalware & Treen, 24th April 2013, Lot 310.

    It is interesting to note that the handle of this fork - unlike others - is decorated on the same side as the right-angled tine, so that the decoration would be visible when it was hung flat on the wall.
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