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Antique Lowe & Sons Sterling Silver Pronged Notched Fork & Spoon w/ Original Box

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Antique Lowe & Sons Sterling Silver Pronged Notched Fork and Spoon with Original Box We are offering... A rare Lowe & Sons 17th century style silver notched two pronged fork and matching spoon in the original box. The fork is a replica of the earliest known English table fork. There are two armorial crests on the front side of the handle. The top a Griffiths head and wings which is the Montague family crest. The second crest is a peacock in pride which is the crest of John Manners. John Manners was the 8th Earl of Rutland of Haddon Hall and the owner of the original fork. Frances Montague was the wife of John Manners. The makers mark are on the back of the spoon and fork and include, "G.O.F," for George Lowe & Son of Bridge Street, Chester. Also included is the Chester wheat sheaf town mark (placed in the spoon bowl as usual for 17th century spoons) The original box is marked, "Lowe & Sons, Silversmiths, Bridge St. Row, Chester. Approx. Dimensions: Lion Passant Silver Standard Mark Chester Wheat Sheaf Town Mark Date Letter Old English N Spoon Length: Approx 7 1/4" Width: Approx 3" Weight: Approx 51 grams Fork Length: Approx 7" Width: Approx 1" Weight: Approx 34 grams Original Box weight with spoon and fork included Approx 270 grams Condition: The items are in good condition. There is minor surface wear from use. Rare to still retain original box ( in beautiful condition) Please see the photos for the complete description. State(s) Sales Tax may apply Shipping charges include professional packaging, handling, shipping costs, and insurance when necessary. LOC. D