A beautiful and very elegant example of a late Victorian sterling silver bread fork, always very popular for serving all sorts of things, and particularly sought-after in sterling rather than silver plate.
The handle is made by exotic carved Mother of Pearl or Nacre shell with a bright shiny patina highlighting it's iridescent qualities.
The handle is joined to the sterling form with a highly decorative ferrule. The fork to is beautifully decorated. There is a full hallmark for Sheffield 1898 together with the makers initials FH for the silversmith, Francis Howard Ltd.
Excellent condition, measuring 8" in length.