Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Fork For -

In the Victorian era it seems there was a piece of silverware for every use imaginable.

Recently we acquired a set of small forks and have been told they are Eclair Forks. How specific is that? These little forks are shaped like Pastry Forks but are only 5 inches long.

Thinking of some of the other forks in our inventory I cannot help but be amazed at their unique purposes.

Strawberry Forks have extremely long tines to easily pierce the berries.

Ice Cream Forks appear more like a combination of a spoon and a fork.

Oyster or Seafood Forks have a longer handle and short tines.

Take a moment and imagine dining long ago.

How Special!

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1 comment:

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