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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 13,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

This is a really unique set of 4 sterling silver salad forks in the "Renaissance" pattern by Dominick & Haff, circa 1894. The pieces were retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. This pattern has to be one of the more unusual we have run across; Both the front and back of each fork is heavily decorated in a rococo motif- a shell at the top and multiple examples of scroll work the length of the handle. In the center of each handle is a detailed image of what appears to be the North Wind; when turned over, each piece has has the same North Wind image (except larger) at the bottom of the back of the handle. The set is in great condition overall- except for wear to the highest points of relief, the pieces retain amazing detail-the eyes, beard and even cheekbones of the North Wind can be seen on all forks. The tines of all the forks have some scattered nicks; 2 of the forks have slightly imperfect tines, but you have to look for it. All have a few scattered small nicks, pits and surface scratches, but nothing major. No dents, crimps or cracks to the metal. The period script monogram is a "V". The forks each measure 6 7/8" long and as a set are heavy-228 grams/7.3 ozT.

A wonderful and unique matched set of sterling silver salad forks!

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We have been informed by another ebayer that the figure is Neptune -not the North Wind-guess the lack of a trident threw us off! Oops!

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