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GEORGE III TELESCOPIC SILVER & SHAGREEN TOASTING FORK

London, 1807-8, Maker's Mark H.M

 

George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork, London, 1807-8, Maker's Mark H.M 

 

The sliding toasting fork having four silver sections collapsing into a shagreen-covered handle,
and terminating in a silver 3-prong fork,
the fork marked for England, 1807-8, with duty mark, lion passant, date mark

and H.M (maker's mark)

 

George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork, London, 1807-8, Maker's Mark H.M 

 

The largest collection of toasting forks (eleven pieces) is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London,

spanning from 1669 to 1889. This collection also features a shagreen handled telescoping fork,

dating 1804, master TID, with shagreen handle.

Sir Edward Thomason, reminisces in his 'Memoirs During Half a Century' about his inventions :

"In 1809 I invented the sliding toasting fork, some with one, two, or three slides,

within a handsome japanned handle, common now in all the shops.

I also invented one that by the action of drawing the slide,

the same movement raised a shield from off the prongs,

and upon shutting up again of the slides this action moved the shield over the prongs."

Dorothea Burstyn, ASCA
https://www.ascasonline.org/articoloOTTOB137.html

  

Condition : Excellent

 

Length Closed, 6" / Length Extended, 21.5" / 4.3 oz. Total Weight

 

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George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork, London, 1807-8, Maker's Mark H.M 

 

George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork, London, 1807-8, Maker's Mark H.M 

 

George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork, London, 1807-8, Maker's Mark H.M 

 

George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork, London, 1807-8, Maker's Mark H.M 

 

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George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork, London, 1807-8, Maker's Mark H.M 

 

George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork, London, 1807-8, Maker's Mark H.M 

 

 


 

Also See :

 

Two George III Silver Toasting Forks

 

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George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork, London, 1807-8, Maker's Mark H.M 

A George III Silver Toasting Fork, Josepheus Read, London 1800, in Antique Leather Asprey Fitted Case 

 

 

 

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