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6 forks A set of six Old English tableforks, by George Smith and William Fearn London 1789, engraved with the Royal crest within the Order of the Garter all beneath a Royal Crown .
Price: £550.00

The crest on these forks indicate possible use by a Royal appointee, either diplomatic or household, rather than necessarily being commissioned by a member of the Royal family.

6650z
6 forks

A set of six fiddle, thread and shell pattern tableforks, by Mary Chawner London 1836. All are engraved with the name of Sion College and each carries a different name and date (between 1836-1838) .
Price: £525.00

Sion College was founded in 1630 under a bequest of £3000 from the Reverend Thomas White to support members of the clergy and initially comprised alms-houses and a library . Between 1710 and 1836, the library was one of the copyright libraries that received a copy of each book published in England. It moved several times within London and, in the twentieth century when its premises were sold, the collections of books were donated to Lambeth Palace and King's College, London. Sion College is now based at Faith House in Westminster and continues to support the Clergy of London through grants and fellowships. The names on these forks are those of donors to the College.

5903
6 forks A set of six heavy fiddle pattern tableforks, by William Chawner London 1825, crested with a demi-stag out of foliage .
Price:SOLD
5346
six heavy Victorian Fiddle Thread Shell tableforks London 1856 George Adams Chawner and Company A set of six Victorian fiddle, thread and shell tableforks of unusually heavy gauge, by George Adams (for Chawner and Company) London 1856, crested with a classical motif .
Price: £495.00
6916
table fork 1724 Hanet London Graham

A George I Hanoverian three-tine tablefork of unusually heavy gauge, by Paul Hanet London 1724, engraved with the arms of Graham and the motto used by Graham of Killearn .
Price:SOLD

All of the quarterings on this tablefork relate to branches of the Graham family, a prominent Scottish noble family, the head of which has carried the title of Duke of Montrose since 1707. The motto, however, is only noted as being used by one branch — that based at Killearn in Stirlingshire. The head of this branch, John Graham (d. 1755) inherited the estate sometime after 1722 and served as Member of Parliament for Stirling in London between 1722-1727. Prior to that, he had supported George I during the 1715 Jacobite rebellion and served as Chamberlain (local representative) to the Duke of Montrose. He had also been kidnapped by the noted Jacobite and outlaw Rob Roy McGregor in 1716 while attempting to arrest him.

6908
six Fiddle Thread and Shell dessert forks 1832 William Chawner A set of six fiddle, thread and shell dessert forks with diamond point heel, by William Chawner London 1833, crested with a demi lion rampant holding a fleur-de-lis (en suite with 6793).
Price: £425.00
6792
6 George III hanoverian dessert forks 3 London 1811 Josiah Snatt 3 Amsterdam 1806 Hendrik Overhulsman A set of six George III Hanoverian pattern dessertforks with three tines and the characteristic Amsterdam Lofje drop, three are by Hendrik Overhulsman, Amsterdam 1806 and three by Josiah Snatt London 1811. All are initialled {DW} .
Price:SOLD
7004
George III Hourglass table fork Dublin 1819 John Egan die-cast crest 2nd Viscount Gort

A George III hourglass pattern tablefork with die-cast crest, by John Egan Dublin 1819 (retailed by Matthew West). The die-cast crest is that of Charles Smyth (nee Vereker), 2nd Viscount Gort (1768-1842) .
Price:SOLD

Charles Vereker inherited the title of his maternal uncle John Prendergast-Smyth, 1st Viscount Gort, in 1817 due to special arrangements, when the peerage was created the previous year. Thereby he inherited the Prendergast estates of his great uncle and the Smyth estates of his uncle — he had already inherited those of his father in 1801. The 2nd Viscount Gort, after briefly joining the navy in 1782, served as Member of Parliament for Limerick from 1794-1800 and 1802-1817. During the attempted French invasion of Ireland in 1798 (to coincide with the rising of the United Irishmen), the future Viscount Gort was badly wounded at Coloony (leading to Coloony being adopted as the family's motto from 1798 onwards).

The future Viscount Gort served as a Lord of the Treasury in Ireland from 1807-1812, Constable of Limerick Castle 1809-1842 and Governor of Galway 1814-1831. In addition to this, he was a Privy Councillor of Ireland from 1809 and of Great Britain from 1834. He sat in the Westminster Parliament from 1823-1842.

6996
 fork

A silver-gilt replica of the Manners fork, by Walter Willson London 1936, engraved with the crests from the orginal fork. This fork is in a later box.
Price: £185.00

The original "Manners Fork" made in London in 1632 by Richard Crosse is the earliest recorded silver fork made by an English workshop and is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum. They purchased it in 1923 from the London-based dealer, Walter H. Wilson, for £100. The crests on this fork are copied from the original and are those of John Manners (1604-1679), future 8th Earl of Rutland, and his wife Frances Montagu (1613-1671) whom he married in 1628. He inherited Haddon Hall, in Derbyshire in 1623. In 1924 the Curator of Metalwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum recorded in the notes for this fork that the matching spoon had recently been discovered under one of the floors of Haddon Hall.

6449
 fork A tablefork with wrigglework decoration (hallmarked by the tines rather than on the stem), by Thomas Chawner London circa 1770, crested with an ostrich on a cap of maintenance.
Price: £175.00
6477
2 forks

A pair of Old English table forks, by James Barber and William North, York 1844, initialled {F}.
Price: £155.00
2 pairs available

5095z
5 Old English dessertforks London 1835 Walter Jorden Five William IV Old English dessertforks, by Walter Jorden London 1835 .
Price: £145.00
6898
 fork A fiddle thread variant table fork with die cast crest, by Robert Gray Glasgow 1833, the die-cast crest is that of a goat rising out of a helmet.
Price: £145.00
5228
 fork

A Coburg pattern dessert fork, London 1828 by William Chawner.
Price: £140.00

3925
M-o-p fruit-fork A large mother-of-pearl cased folding fruit fork with silver tines, marked with a lion passant and duty mark for Sheffield circa 1800.
Price: £140.00
5048
 fork A King's shape dessert fork with die-cast crest, by Robert Gray and Sons Glasgow 1837, crested for BARTHOLOMEW .
Price: £125.00
6559
Folding fork A folding Old English thread table fork with steel hinge, by CZ, France circa 1860 (struck with a French export mark used between 1840 and 1879) .
Price: £120.00
6447
Fruit-fork A three-tined folding fruitfork with mother-of-pearl case, unmarked circa 1800 .
Price: £110.00
5901
 fork A fiddle pattern picklefork, by Philip Weekes Dublin 1809 (retailed by [GRAYS] of Belfast) , crested with a lion passant .
Price: £95.00
6458
Pair forks A pair of rococo-handled tableforks, by Jonathan Watkinson of Sheffield circa 1780 .
Price: £95.00
6359
 fork

A Hanoverian pattern sweetmeat fork, by Frederick Rudolph Precht Amsterdam 1751 .
Price: £95.00

 

5823
 fork A Military thread-and shell variant tablefork, by Smith and Fearn London 1789, crested with a bird..
Price: £90.00
5357
 fork

Of Military interest:: A heavy fiddle, thread and husk tablefork, by William Eaton London 1828, crested for the 17th Lancers.
  Price:    SOLD

 The 17th Lancers were raised (as the 18th Light Dragoons) by Colonel John Hale who brought news of General Wolfe's death in Quebec back to England (leading to their unusual crest). Having seen service in many theatres of war they were redesignated the 17th Lancers in 1823 and in 1826 Lord Bingham (later 3rd Earl of Lucan) purchased their Lieutenant Colonelcy. He invested heavily in the Regiment and they were sometimes called "Bingham's Dandies". Under Bingham they were part of the Charge of the Light Brigade he commanded. Following several amalgamations they now form part of the Royal Lancers.

5342
Old English Thread square shoulder table fork  London 1786 Richard Crossley Earl of Morton

A George III Old English thread tablefork with square shoulders, by Richard Crossley London 1786, crested for George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton (1761-1827) .
Price:SOLD

George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton (1761-1827) inherited the Earldom (created in 1458) on the death of his father in 1774. He attended Eton College from 1775-1777 before embarking on a Grand Tour of Europe. He sat in Parliament between 1784 and 1790 as a representative peer of Scotland before receiving the additional title of Baron Douglas of Lochleven (in the peerage of Great Britain) in 1791 which gave him a permanent seat in Parliament. In addition to this he was elected to the Royal Society in 1785 (of which he served as Vice President if Joseph Banks was unavailable) and the Society of Antiquaries in 1786. He also served as Chamberlain of the Household to Queen Charlotte from 1792 until her death in 1818. In Scotland he held the offices of Grand Master of the Freemasons (1790-1792), Lord High Commissioner to the Kirk (1820-1824), a member of the Royal Company of Archers and Lord Lieutenant of Fife (1808-1824) as well as being created a Knight of the Thistle in 1797.

6899
Victorian pickle fork London 1841 Lewis Samuel Liverpool Hewett crest A Victorian fiddle pattern pickle-fork with four tines, by Lewis Samuel (of Liverpool) London 1841, crested with a cockatrice and initialled {HRH} for a member of the Hewett family .
Price: £85.00
6940
Dessert fork A Plantagenet pattern dessertfork, by George Adams London 1849, initialled {L} .
Price:SOLD
6554
Pair pickle forks A pair of ivory-handled pickle forks with 3 tines unmarked circa 1800.
Price: SOLD
2501
 fork

A New Gothic pattern dessert fork by George Adams London 1867 .
Price:£75.00

The design for the New Gothic pattern was registered on December 13th 1854.

6675
 fork A fiddle pattern pickle fork, made in Edinburgh in 1824 by CB (unidentified), initialled {EJ} .
Price: £75.00
6468
 fork A Military thread-and shell variant dessert fork, by Eley and Fearn London 1819, crested with a bird..
Price: £75.00
5358
pickle fork 1893 William Gallimore and Sons A Victorian silver pickle fork with decorated handle, assayed by William Gallimore and Sons in Sheffield in 1893 .
Price: £65.00
7116
 fork An 'Elizabethan-with-pip variant' pattern dessert fork, by George Adams London 1861, initialled {JMR}.
Price: £65.00
5704
 fork An Old English tablefork with wrigglework borders, by William Sumner London 1790, crested for Fowke .
Price: £60.00
6155z
 fork A feather-edge table fork, by Thomas Barker London 1809.
Price: £55.00
2 forks available
4885
 fork An Old English dessert fork, Exeter 1840 by W. R. Sobey crested with a bird.
Price: £55.00
3732
Pickle fork A mother-of-pearl handled picklefork Birmingham, 1846 by Yapp and Woodward.
Price: SOLD
3060
 fork

A mother-of-pearl handled picklefork, Birmingham 1832 by TB, perhaps for Thomas Bartleet Junior.
Price: SOLD

3779
 fork A picklefork of unknown pattern Birmingham, c.1850 by James Collins.
Price: £32.00
3007
 fork A small fiddle, thread and shell fork by the Lias Brothers, London 1870 engraved LMF to WJL.
Price: £35.00
8863
 fork An ivory-handled picklefork, Birmingham circa 1810 by Joseph Taylor (maker's mark only).
Price: £30.00
3839