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Mystery Cutlery Item

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I have acquitted this mystery item , made around 1906 , the Ferrule is hallmarked by the Yates brothers, not in any catalogues , any ideas ?

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Interesting item doog. Probably miles off but I will kick of with a first guess, perhaps some kind of fancy serving fork.  It looks a good quality item, what is the handle made of please?

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Ivory with a silver collar

 

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Maybe to hold the leg end down while carving a leg of lamb.?

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Given the top of it looks like a sycamore seed ( we used to call them helicopters as kids), maybe it has a symbolic use, rather than a practical one? 

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On 30/08/2019 at 13:25, RLongden said:

Given the top of it looks like a sycamore seed ( we used to call them helicopters as kids), maybe it has a symbolic use, rather than a practical one? 

I think it is more likely made to resemble maple seeds, which do have culinary uses.

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