A Bow Fork, circa 1755

Of small size, the pistol-grip haft is moulded with a shell, C-scrolls and swags of foliage. The fork has three tines on a plated baluster stem, fitted with a silver ferrule. 

Provenance: An English Private Collection.

Condition: Good – no damage or restoration. There are one or two tiny dimples to the ferrule, and some wear to the plated tines.

Dimensions: Length 18.2 cm (including tines)

Bow Porcelain: The Collection formed by Geoffrey Freeman, A. Gabszewicz & G. Freeman (Lund Humphries, 1982).

A Review of Bow and Worcester Knife and Fork Hafts, Tony Stevenson (ECC Transactions, vol. 13, no. 3, 1989).

Cutlery: From Gothic to Art Deco – The J. Hollander Collection, Jan van Trigt (Petraco-Pandora NV, 1999).