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Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork - Replica of Manners Fork, 1632
Reference: S1568
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1972
Silversmith: Francis Howard
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 170.00
Weight: 46 grams
Dimensions: 18.0cm
Condition: Excellent, perfectly preserved in original box.

Description: An interesting 17th century style silver notched 2 pronged fork, a replica of the earliest known English table fork. The fork has 3 notches at the top of the stem, a rare feature seen occasionally on puritan spoons. The original, made in 1632, is known as the Manners Fork, and is in the V&A museum in London. The original belonged to the Rutland family of Haddon Hall, and has the crest of John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland. This fork is a good gauge, very pleasing to use, we tested it on cold meats and olives! The hallmarks are excellent, and include makers mark FH for Francis Howard, the firm worked between 1900 and 1986. A real talking point for your dinner table. Note: - we now have another example of this fork, S 1808, also in original box
Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork - Replica of Manners Fork, 1632
notched puritan silver fork - manners fork

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork - Replica of Manners Fork, 1632
Puritan silver 2 pronged fork - back view

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork - Replica of Manners Fork, 1632
Puritan notches on silver fork

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork - Replica of Manners Fork, 1632
Original box

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork - Replica of Manners Fork, 1632
Hallmarks - Francis Howard

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork - Replica of Manners Fork, 1632
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