M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
QUEEN ANNE BRITANNIA SILVER DOG NOSED (WAVY END) 3-TINE FORK
Isaac Davenport, London, Date Mark Rubbed (possibly 1707)
The Britannia Standard Queen Anne 3-tine fork
with upturned wavy-end or dognose(dog-nosed) terminal,
the terminal without evidence of an erasure
(however it is possible that one has been done sometime in the distant past).
Marks : DA in shield, pellets above and mullet below
(Grimwade #432, reg 1697)
(Davenport registered a number of marks;
however this is one of the first two shown in the registry).
Britannia and Lions Head Erased rubbed.
Date mark rubbed with only one end visible (possibly 1707-8)
Condition : Excellent, with 2" tine length
This form marks the beginning of the true "Table Fork" (c1700).
They are rare, collectible - and in Britannia silver, wonderful to use (with care).
7.5" Long / 1.9 oz.
Also See :
James I Silver Apostle Spoon, ' James The Less', John Saunders, London, 1616-17
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Queen Anne Britannia Standard Dognose 3-Tine Dinner Fork, Isaac Davenport, London, c1707
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