An Edwardian 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 a silver plated bread or cake fork from the Edwardian period, it would be placed at the side of the bread basket to enable the diner to serve his or her choise of bread or cakes. It would have been used in a moderatly wealthy household or in high-street tea rooms.
The silver plate is in good conditon, there are minor, very faint scrathes to the handle.
Dimensions: length 18cm x 4cm wide.