Item: Sweetmeat Fork Description: Engraved Trefid with 'ears'
Hallmark: London circa 1690 by ID over P
(heart-shaped punch) Dimensions: 105 mm length
Comments: A beautiful dainty fork. It has an
elaborate trefid terminal with vacant cartouches (no erasures) to both
sides. The fork is in remarkably fine condition with crisp engraving and a
clear maker's mark.
Provenance: The How of Edinburgh Sale on October
How of Edinburgh were the leading experts in early spoons.
They were retailing from the early 1930's onwards and produced the
groundbreaking work "English & Scottish Silver Spoons and
Pre-Elizabethan Hallmarks" in the 1950's.
Ref. No.: HOW/8394
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