Clearly marked as sterling, and patented in 1899, this long-handled fork shows well with it’s multiple florals, offset by it’s twist design accenting it’s length. I hesitate to call it a pickle fork, due to it’s tines being extra wide. Since the Victorians seemed to have a particular utensil for just about every imaginable need, this specialty fork certainly was meant for a specific purpose on the table, but I’m sorry to tell you that I don’t know exactly what that is.
Of course, this long fork could be enjoyed in so many different ways - certainly for pickles and olives, but let your imagination run wild! This pretty fork would look grand on the table when having friends over for tea, wouldn’t it? It’s classy styling will certainly draw conversation, and it’s good design makes it a very practical piece.
On the reverse of the handle is the name “Cynthia” in elegant script - how lovely that someone was so special that they received this fork with their name engraved!
Overall length is 5-3/8 inches. It’s in Very Good condition, showing the warmth only vintage silver can show from years of use. This fork dates to around the turn of the last century.