Antique Forged Wrought Iron 9 1/2" Butcher Flesh Fork with Curved Hanger
Description: A beautiful antique handmade small or short two-pronged meat or flesh fork. The pieces is made of forged wrought iron with a flattened handle which ends at two prongs on one end and at a curved end to hang from at the other end. The flat bottom portion of the handle goes into the two tubular prongs of the fork which have pointed ends. This is a great looking high quality antique butcher tool which seldom come by and would make a great addition to any collection. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely early to mid 1800's.
Origin: Purchased at an antiques auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The fork measures ~9 1/2" long, is ~7/8" at its widest and its prongs are ~2" long. The piece weighs about 1.5 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A nice well made wrought iron butcher utensil that is very good looking and would be a great addition to any collection.
Condition: Fork is in very good condition with no cracks or repairs. It has some scratches, some pitting, and minor signs of oxidation commensurate with its age and utilitarian function. It has a beautiful black look and a nice age patina. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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