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Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork

$ 24.99

The Pilgrims didn't use forks to eat with. They ate with spoons, knives, bread and their fingers. Forks existed at the time but were larger and generally used for moving food from a pot or pan to a serving dish; or for holding meat while it was being cut. Forks for dining weren't widely used until the 1700's.

The original of this reproduction fork was recovered from a sunken Spanish Galleon in Montego Bay. The featured "pied-de-biche" or split end handle design dates from the late 1500's.

This charming fork and the original are nearly identical, differing only in the superior quality of the pewter used here and the maker's touchmark L and 1621-2021 on the back. Each of these beautiful "modern antiques" is individually hand-cast and finished.

  • 7" L x 1" W
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Lead-free pewter
  • Made in Massachusetts

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