A RARE SILVER- AND GOLD-MOUNTED WOOD TOASTING FORK, MAKER'S MARK ONLY A L OVER LION PASSANT, PROVINCIAL OR POSSIBLY COLONIAL, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
of snakewood with four prongs, one extended to the rear, spreading from a sphere, spherical top knob with ring finial, the wood with silver bandings with serrated leaf-tip borders, the central band with two triple rings of gold, molded borders
maker’s mark only on top band
Length 42 1/2 in.
Collection of Marjorie Wiggin Prescott, Christie's, New York, February 4, 1981, lot 159;
S.J. Shrubsole, New York, February 1981;
Vogel Collection no. 343.