P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 , United States Call Seller 510.414.4545


19th Century Boar’s Tusk Serving Fork. with Sterling Silver Shoulder

$ 485
  • Description
    Very unique and highly unusual “Boar’s Tusk Handled Fork with Sterling Silver Shoulder Mount”; substantial in stature measuring 11? long x 4? wide x 3/4? deep”, this carving fork utilizes a boar’s tusk for a handle; a sterling silver mount (see the marking in images), with two attached, soldered, 5? steel prongs. It is of the finest quality and manufactured for the upper class; note the sterling silver curved beaded perimeter border to the mount, and the outstanding shape and color, and the beautifully patinated surface to the boar’s tusk. There is another mark on the side, etched, with the characters “HI” (see image); probably the maker’s logo from a local cottage industry. Likely of American genesis and circa 1880’s, this fancy carving fork would have been used for the proverbial holiday turkey or meat carver. It is in completely original, excellent and very usable, condition; there is no restoration; and it is clearly marked “sterling” with the number “15” pressed into the surface (see image).
    I have only seen one other similar to this, making this fork highly sought after by collectors of unusual items, and 19th century Americana.
  • More Information
    Period: 19th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 635317
  • Dimensions
    W. 4 in; H. 11 in; D. 0.25 in;
    W. 10.16 cm; H. 27.94 cm; D. 0.64 cm;
Message from Seller:

We are specialists in the field of antique mechanical coin banks. These rare and unique items were sold during the late 1800's and early 1900's to encourage and educate young children on the importance of saving money, with the majority of them having been made in America. We are leading experts in this field and one of the foremost dealers, having traded in mechanical banks since 1976.

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