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Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork and Matching Spoon - Replica of Manners Fork and Spoon, 1632 [ Reserved ]     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1789
Period: George VI
Year: 1938
Silversmith: Lowe & Son
Place: Chester
Weight: 81 grams
Dimensions: 18.4 cm spoon, 17.6 cm fork
Condition: Excellent, perfectly preserved in original box. Very light scratches to spoon bowl from use.

Description: An interesting 17th century style silver notched 2 pronged fork and matching spoon, the fork a replica of the earliest known English table fork. Both are faithful replicas of the puritan style, with 3 notches at the top of the flat stem. Both carry 2 family crests, the top a griffiths head and wings, the Montagu family crest, the second is a peacock in pride, the crest of John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland of Haddon Hall, the owner of the original fork. This fork, made in 1632, is known as the Manners Fork, and is in the V&A museum in London. Frances Montagu was the wife of John Manners. The hallmarks are exceptionally well struck, they could not be better. They include makers mark "GOF Lo under star" for George Lowe & Son of Bridge Street, Chester, who date back to 1770 and who still trade today. They also include the Chester wheat sheaf town mark (struck in the spoon bowl as is usual for 17th century spoons), date letter and lion passant. The original box, marked "Lowe & Sons, Silversmiths, Bridge St Row, Chester" is in good condition, clasp in full working order. It is accompanied by original card, with an ink drawing of Haddon Hall, the spoon and fork, and the words "1632 The Manners Spoon & Fork originally the property of the Rutland family of Haddon Hall". Both are a good gauge and a pleasure to use, a real talking point for your dinner table.
Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork and Matching Spoon - Replica of Manners Fork and Spoon, 1632
Silver 2 pronged notched Puritan fork and spoon - Manners 1632

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork and Matching Spoon - Replica of Manners Fork and Spoon, 1632
Manners Family crests - silver spoon and fork

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork and Matching Spoon - Replica of Manners Fork and Spoon, 1632
Manners Spoon & fork, Rutland family, Haddon hall

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork and Matching Spoon - Replica of Manners Fork and Spoon, 1632
Manners silver spoon and fork - back showing hallmarks

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork and Matching Spoon - Replica of Manners Fork and Spoon, 1632
Silver Chester hallmarks - Lowe & Son

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork and Matching Spoon - Replica of Manners Fork and Spoon, 1632
Chester silver town mark - spoon bowl

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork and Matching Spoon - Replica of Manners Fork and Spoon, 1632
Original box and scale - Manners silver spoon & fork

Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork and Matching Spoon - Replica of Manners Fork and Spoon, 1632
Lowe & Sons Silversmiths Bridge St Row Chester

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