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