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Dumfries Silver Collection

Joseph Walker Hinchsliffe

Table forks, Kings pattern

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Maker’s mark: “HINCH / LIFFE” (impressed)

Assay marks: lion rampant, tree (Glasgow)

Date mark: “L” (1830)

Duty mark: head of George IV

 

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 205mm, width 27mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2006.9.1=2
Digital Number:
DMSW042a-d
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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