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Can someone tell me what this fork was made for?

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:12 am
by Alain
Hi,
Can someone tell me what this fork was made for?
It belongs to a family member in Paris, France.But somehow with this set of Hallmarks, i don't think it's French.If someone could tell me the maker, that would be a bonus!
Thank you,
Alain

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Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:27 am
by dognose
Hi Alain,

It's a pickle fork. The maker is Henry Hobson & Sons of Sheffield.

Regards Trev.
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Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:15 am
by Alain
Hello Trev,

Thanks for the information!

I have a pair of sugar tongs from 1898 by this maker but here i can't see
the crown and lion.

Am i right to think this is plated?

Reg.

Alain
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Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:27 am
by dognose
Hi Alain,

The pickle fork is silver plated.

Henry Hobson & Sons silver mark can be found here:
http://www.925-1000.com/dlSheffield.html#M

Regards Trev.
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Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:34 am
by Alain
Thanks again Trev !!!

Regards,

Alain
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