A charming matched set of 8 sterling and enamel strawberry/berry forks in a lovely open work scroll/floral motif made by Reed and Barton, circa 1890. The rococo revival pattern is similar in appearance to "La Rocaille" but more detailed; these pieces are probably examples of a special pattern made not as a full line. Each fork measures 4 3/8" long; the enamel work covers a major portion of the front of each handle and stem, and is in shades of red, blue and aqua. The tines of each fork have a partial twist to further secure berries when used. The set of 8 weighs 57 grams or just under 2 oz troy. The reverse of each fork displays the Reed and Barton stamp, as well as "sterling" and the number 2. Condition is good, with no bent tines or repairs; there is some enamel loss, mostly to the stems of 4 of the forks. Still a really nice set; uncommon to find the sterling and enamel combination in a surviving set of 8 Strawberry forks, all over 100 years old.
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