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Silver Dinner Table Forks, CRESTED, Antique, Barnard & Sons, London 1875

£275.00

3 Antique English sterling silver dinner table forks, hallmarked from London in 1875 with the makers mark being that of John, Edward, Walter & John Barnard (Barnard & Sons Ltd).

Family crest to each terminal which we have not researched.

In excellent condition with just the usual cut marks from normal useage to the reverse sides of the tines.

Each measures 201mm in length.

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Description

Silver Dinner Table Forks

3 Antique English sterling silver dinner table forks, hallmarked from London in 1875 with the makers mark being that of John, Edward, Walter & John Barnard (Barnard & Sons Ltd).

Family crest to each terminal which we have not researched.

In excellent condition with just the usual cut marks from normal useage to the reverse sides of the tines.

Each measures 201 mm in length.

DATE1875
MAKER or SPONSOR MARKJohn, Edward, Walter & John Barnard (Barnard & Sons Ltd)
ASSAY OFFICELondon
WEIGHT (Grammes)219
WEIGHT (Troy)7.04
REF:-264O

The fork developed as an eating utensil much later than knives which are the descendants of sharpened hand axes, the oldest known human tools. The shape of the fork has been around a long time and in ancient Greece, depictions of Poseidon, the god of the Sea, shown him holding a trident. In the same period, people used large forked tools to pull food out of boiling pots. However, it wasn’t used at the table until much later.

In the eighth or ninth century, forks began to appear as eating utensils in Persia and by the 11th century forks were in use in the Byzantine Empire. From works of art and illustrated manuscripts, we can see that forks were often two-pronged at this stage. In the 16th century, forks as we know them began to appear across Europe being introduced to Italy and France and finally, Great Britain.

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

Victoria 1837-1901

Sponsor/Maker

John, Edward, Walter & John Barnard (Barnard & Sons Ltd).

REF CODE

264O

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