This oh so beautiful sterling silver luncheon fork dates to the 19th century to the year 1834. The fork was produced by the London based silversmith William Theobalds. This is an item of exceptional quality; we love the substantial tapering Scottish agate handle and pretty silver scalloped collar. The silver shaft features the monogrammed initials ‘m’ to the handle. This is a delightful item to hold as the silver quality and weight is fantastic and the fork is balanced beautifully....they really do not make cutlery like this anymore. See the last image for a non matching similar period green stained bone silver knife, each sold separately, they make a handsome pair....
The fork is fully hallmarked with the following marks.
Leopards head, London assay mark.
Date letter ‘t’ 1834.
Lion passant, sterling silver mark.
Sovereign head, duty paid mark.
Manufactures mark ‘W T’ for William Theobalds.
Measuring: Width 6.75 inch (17 cm) by depth 0.75 inch (2 cm).
Weight: 58g (2 oz)
Condition: Good, the tiniest little nick to the agate handle.
This is a decorative item and a fantastic example of a piece of Georgian 19th century English silver. The perfect gift for the antique lover, chef, restaurateur.......
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