Silver Dinner Table Fork
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Silver Dinner Table Fork, CRESTED, Antique, London 1894, Aldwinckle & Slater

£95.00

English antique sterling silver table dinner fork by John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater, hallmarked from London in 1894.

Good clear hallmarks with a family crest featuring a ram.

In very good clean order, measures 196mm in length.

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Description

Silver Dinner Table Fork

English antique sterling silver table dinner fork by John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater, hallmarked from London in 1894.

Good clear hallmarks with a family crest featuring a ram.

In very good clean order, measures 196 mm in length.

DATE1894
MAKER or SPONSOR MARKJohn Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater
ASSAY OFFICELondon
WEIGHT (Grammes)66.6
WEIGHT (Troy)2.14
REF:-501U – 501Y

London silversmiths, renowned throughout the world, produced some of the finest silver items.

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office in London is also known as Assay Office London or the London Assay Office. It is the oldest assay office in the United Kingdom. The company has provided hallmarking services since it was founded in the 14th century. They received their royal charter in 1327.

Hallmarking dates back to the 14th century. Edward I of England passed a law requiring any item made of silver, if offered for sale, to be of a certain quality. The silver must be at least of equal quality as that of the coin of the silver currency of the realm.

Fork comes from the Latin furca or pitchfork. The fork is a utensil now often made of stainless steel but previously of silver. Simply described, the long handle terminates in a head that branches into several narrow and often slightly curved tines with which one spears food.

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

Victoria 1837-1901

Sponsor/Maker

John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater

REF CODE

501U – 501Y

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