Cork Forks?

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Colt
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Cork Forks?

Postby Colt » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:07 pm

Good evening,

I picked up these forks today in a charity shop and any information would be greatly appreciated.

Marked: STER
LING

Maker: II with a pellet in an oval.

17 cm in length

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Thanks,

Karl

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Re: Cork Forks?

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:41 pm

Hi Karl,

Welcome to the Forum.

Great find! I think these are Sheffield made and by John Law.

Trev.

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Re: Cork Forks?

Postby Colt » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:03 pm

Thanks Trev.

How about John Irish, Cork?

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Re: Cork Forks?

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:09 pm

Hi,

The split 'STER/LING' was the usual form of marking used by Sheffield haftmakers at this time. The forks likely date to the last quarter of the 18th century.

Trev.

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Re: Cork Forks?

Postby Colt » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:15 pm

Thank you Sir


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