Unusual Knife & Fork Set

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Unusual Knife & Fork Set

Postby dognose » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:08 pm

Hi,

Here is an unusual knife and fork set.

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Assayed at Birmingham in 1850 and made in their first year of registation at the Birmingham Assay Office by Joseph Foxall & Co (Joseph Foxall, George Foxall & Charles Perrins) of 52, Lionel Street, Birmingham.

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But what was the purpose of this tiny set? They are too large for a doll's house and too small for child's first knife and fork.

Could they possibly be a traveller's sample?

Any thoughts appreciated.

Trev.
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Postby georgiansilver » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:40 am

Suggest they are a fruit knife and fork... often these were made as folding items and occasionally can be found on a well known online auction site. Best wishes, Mike.
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