Victorian mother of pearl silver dessert fork, Birmingham 1865
Antique sterling silver dessert fork with a mother of pearl handle, hallmarked for Birmingham in 1865.
This is a particularly lovely little fork with a deep collar engraved with a foliar leaf pattern and a complementary pattern to the front and back of the fork. All this is beautifully finished with an iridescent mother of pearl handle, rounded to the top and shaped to the base where it meets the collar. Just lovely!
The fork appears to be a single example from a set of fruit or dessert cutlery, although with its sharp, narrow tines it would make a perfect pickle fork. Whatever, it is sure to be much admired at the table or buffet.
The maker's initials, "S & T", are unidentified.
The fork is 16.5 cm/6.5 inches long.
The fork is in very good condition, with no damage or marks except very slight misalignment of the tines, and light surface scratches which you would expect of any previously used cutlery.
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