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Dumfries Silver Collection

David Gray

Table fork, fiddle pattern (1)

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Maker’s marks: "DG"

Dumfries town marks: fouled anchor, stag's head

Other mark: “G”

 

Up until the 1700s forks were considered a sign of excessive delicacy and most people preferred to eat with a knife and their fingers.

Materials/Media:
silver
Dimensions:
length 210mm, width 29mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1995.40
Digital Number:
DMSW035a-c
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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