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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A VERY RARE CHARLES II PROVINCIAL SILVER ENGRAVED TWO-PRONG FORK, THOMAS MANGY, YORK, 1677
trefid end and two prongs, both sides engraved with foliage
marked on back of stem with maker, city, and date
Length 7 3/4 in.
19.6 cm.
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Provenance

S.J. Shrubsole, London, June 1985;
Vogel Collection no. 421.

Catalogue Note

Ian Pickford in Silver Flatware, English, Irish, and Scottish 1660-1980, p. 77, comments of trefid forks: "These are very rare, the fork only just coming into general use in England at the end of the seventeenth century. When found, trefid forks usually have three prongs, although occasionally, two and sometimes four prong forks are found."

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York