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.
Makers mark is William Chawner
John is in nice condition with minimal wear
Length: 20.5cm Width: 1.8cm