A Victorian Silver Plated Bread Fork
During the Victorian and Edwardian era, dinner parties were a fashionable pasttime, ladies in society would compete with each other for the best dressed table, this brought about an increase in the manufacture of items to be used at the table. One of these things would be silver and silver plated cutlery to serve the food. All manner of tools were used from asparagus tongs to ornate serving forks and spoons, of every size and shape.
This is an elaborate silver plated bread or cake serving fork from the end of the Victorian period. This would be used at a table serving fine food or an expensive restaurant.
Dimensions: length 18cm x 5cm wide,