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The Headhunter John - Georgian Two Tine Silver Fork

The Headhunter John - Georgian Two Tine Silver Fork

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John is an attractive Georgian two tine fork 

With a fiddle end design he is made with quality solid silver

Initially forks they were only used to hold meats while carving for hygiene purposes. In the 17th century people started to use them to transfer food to the mouth. Forks at that time only had two tines with straight thin handles which stated to fad out into the 19th century

Carving sets which consisted of a large matching knife and two tine fork, were a popular 19th century gift. To be assigned the carver at a rich mans table was considered a great honour and importance.

He is hallmarked in London 1818 with a unicorn family crest.
He weighs 49.2g

Makers mark is William Chawner

John is in nice condition with minimal wear


Length: 20.5cm  Width: 1.8cm

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