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A set of twenty-four Old English forks, by Thomas Wallis (overstruck by William Abdy) London 1801. The set consists of twelve tableforks and twelve dessert forks, all crested with a bird .
Price: £2,750.00
5979
A set of six fiddle, thread and shell pattern tableforks, by Mary Chawner London 1836. All are engraved with the name of Sion College and each carries a different name and date (between 1836-1838) .
Price: £525.00
                                                                                                         Sion College was founded in 1630 under a bequest of £3000 from the Reverend Thomas White to support members of the clergy and initially comprised alms-houses and a library . Between 1710 and 1836, the library was one of the copyright libraries that received a copy of each book published in England. It moved several times within London and, in the twentieth century when its premises were sold, the collections of books were donated to Lambeth Palace and King's College, London. Sion College is now based at Faith House in Westminster and continues to support the Clergy of London through grants and fellowships. The names on these forks are those of donors to the College.
5903
A set of six heavy fiddle pattern tableforks, by William Chawner London 1825, crested with a demi-stag out of foliage .
Price: £495.00
5346

A King's pattern Nelson fork of table size, by Edward Hutton London 1886 and crested with an eagle's head and a stag trippant
Price: £450.00
                                                                                               Both these crests were used by the Mckindlay (or McKinley) family

4693
An engraved trefid sweetmeat fork, by DS crowned of London (attributed to Daniel Shelmerdine) circa 1690 .
Price:
5842
A set of six fiddle thread table forks with three tines, four London 1814 by Eley, Fearn and Chawner, two London 1816 by Eley and Fearn. All are similarly crested with a lamb.
Price: £395.00
4939
Six Old English pattern dessertforks, made in London by Edward Lees in 1806 (1), Thomas Ballam in 1812 (2), James Beebe in 1820 (2) and by J. and A. Savory in 1836 (1), crested with a cubit arm holding a fleur-de-lys and a griffin's head.
Price:
6421

A silver-gilt replica of the Manners fork, by Walter Willson London 1936, engraved with the crests from the orginal fork. This fork is in a later box.
Price: £185.00
                                                                                                          The original "Manners Fork" made in London in 1632 by Richard Crosse is the earliest recorded silver fork made by an English workshop and is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum. They purchased it in 1923 from the London-based dealer, Walter H. Wilson, for £100. The crests on this fork are copied from the original and are those of John Manners (1604-1679), future 8th Earl of Rutland, and his wife Frances Montagu (1613-1671) whom he married in 1628. He inherited Haddon Hall, in Derbyshire in 1623. In 1924 the Curator of Metalwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum recorded in the notes for this fork that the matching spoon had recently been discovered under one of the floors of Haddon Hall.

6449
A tablefork with wrigglework decoration (hallmarked by the tines rather than on the stem), by Thomas Chawner London circa 1770, crested with an ostrich on a cap of maintenance.
Price: £175.00
6477
A pair of Old English table forks, by James Barber and William North, York 1844, initialled {F}.
Price: £155.00
                                                                                                       2 pairs available
5095z
A fiddle thread variant table fork with die cast crest, by Robert Gray Glasgow 1833, the die-cast crest is that of a goat rising out of a helmet.
Price: £145.00
5228
A pair of fiddle pattern table forks by James Barber and William North York 1840, initialled {TF}.
Price: £145.00
                                                                                                See 4966z — 3 available in total
4967z

A Coburg pattern dessert fork, London 1828 by William Chawner.
Price: £140.00                                                        

3925
A large mother-of-pearl cased folding fruit fork with silver tines, marked with a lion passant and duty mark for Sheffield circa 1800.
Price: £140.00
5048
A folding Old English thread table fork with steel hinge, by CZ, France circa 1860 (struck with a French export mark used between 1840 and 1879) .
Price: £120.00
6447
A three-tined folding fruitfork with mother-of-pearl case, unmarked circa 1800 .
Price: £110.00
5901
A fiddle pattern picklefork, by Philip Weekes Dublin 1809 (retailed by [GRAYS] of Belfast) , crested with a lion passant .
Price: £95
6458
A pair of rococo-handled tableforks, by Jonathan Watkinson of Sheffield circa 1780 .
Price: £95.00
6359

A Hanoverian pattern sweetmeat fork, by Frederick Rudolph Precht Amsterdam 1751 .
Price: £95.00

 

5823
A Military thread-and shell variant tablefork, by Smith and Fearn London 1789, crested with a bird..
Price: £90.00
5357
Of Military interest:: A heavy fiddle, thread and husk tablefork, by William Eaton London 1828, crested for the 17th Lancers.
Price: £85.00
                                                                                                  The 17th Lancers were raised (as the 18th Light Dragoons) by Colonel John Hale who brought news of General Wolfe's death in Quebec back to England (leading to their unusual crest). Having seen service in many theatres of war they were redesignated the 17th Lancers in 1823 and in 1826 Lord Bingham (later 3rd Earl of Lucan) purchased their Lieutenant Colonelcy. He invested heavily in the Regiment and they were sometimes called "Bingham's Dandies". Under Bingham they were part of the Charge of the Light Brigade he commanded. Following several amalgamations they now form part of the Royal Lancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (2 similar forks available)
5342
A pair of ivory-handled pickle forks with 3 tines unmarked circa 1800.
Price: £80.00
2501
A fiddle pattern pickle fork, made in Edinburgh in 1824 by CB (unidentified), initialled {EJ} .
Price: £75.00
6468
A Military thread-and shell variant dessert fork, by Eley and Fearn London 1819, crested with a bird..
Price: £75.00
5358
A fiddle pattern table fork by James Barber and William North York 1840, initialled {TF}.
Price: £70.00
                                                                                                     See 4967z — 3 available in total
4966z
An 'Elizabethan-with-pip variant' pattern dessert fork, by George Adams London 1861, initialled {JMR}.
Price: £65.00
5704
An Old English tablefork with wrigglework borders, by William Sumner London 1790, crested for Fowke .
Price: £60.00
                                                                                                          2 available
6155z
A fiddle pattern dessert fork, by James Barber George Cattle and William North, York 1834, crested with a demi-lion rampant holding a flag, azure, on which a cross Or.
Price: £60.00
                                                                                                      2 individual forks available (NOTE: including 5100, there are 4 forks in total)
5101z
A feather-edge table fork, by Thomas Barker London 1809.
Price: £55.00
                                                                                                       2 forks available
4885
An Old English dessert fork, Exeter 1840 by W. R. Sobey crested with a bird.
Price: £55.00
3732
A mother-of-pearl handled picklefork Birmingham, 1846 by Yapp and Woodward.
Price: £45.00
3060
A single pickle-fork with mother-of-pearl handle by George Unite, Birmingham, circa 1840 (maker's mark only).
Price: £38.00
3020
A mother-of-pearl handled picklefork, Birmingham 1832 by TB, perhaps for Thomas Bartleet Junior.
Price: £35.00
3779
A picklefork of unknown pattern Birmingham, c.1850 by James Collins.
Price: £32.00
3007
A small fiddle, thread and shell fork by the Lias Brothers, London 1870 engraved LMF to WJL.
Price: £35.00
8863
An ivory-handled picklefork, Birmingham circa 1810 by Joseph Taylor (maker's mark only).
Price: £30.00
3839