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Silver 2 Pronged Notched Puritan Fork - Replica of Manners Fork, 1632     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1808
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1970
Silversmith: Francis Howard
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 250.00
Weight: 42 grams
Dimensions: 18.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, perfectly preserved in original box. Box also in perfect condition.

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. The fork comes in it's original box, with label "V.K. Chapman, Jeweller & Silversmith, 104 South St, St. Andrews", A real talking point for your dinner table. This fork is identical to S 1568 which we have already sold, made 2 years later.
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