We are offering an Antique A.F. Towle & Son Sterling Silver Fiddle Back 2 Tine Butter Pick.
It is a slender fork, used to pick up butter pats off of tiny butter chip dishes to be placed on the diner's plate. The 2 tines are long and the handle has a rounded end with a fiddle back.
It is marked "Sterling", with a "T" over "S" stamp. The A.F. Towle & Son Company was an offshoot of Towle Silversmiths and was formed in Greenfield, Massachusetts ca. 1882. In 1902, they were absorbed by the company that eventually became Lunt Silversmiths. The fork was made between 1882 and 1902 and measures about 4 ¾" long. The weight is about 8.8g.
Excellent Condition: no cracks, bends, pitting or creases.
What a wonderful little serving fork! It is amazing that so many specialized pieces were created for formal dining! This would be a lovely gift or a fun addition to an antique flatware service.
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