Pair 1855 Russian Gilt Silver Meat or Potato Forks Malcz Fleur de Lis Crest
Presented is an antique pair of Russian silver meat or baked potato serving
forks made in 1855. This mid 19th century pair is done in a classic knot pattern
and each fork has a deep gold wash. The forks have two wide-set tines, great for
a wide variety of serving purposes. The back of each handle has a hand engraved,
crest of a crowned fleur-de-lis.
purity silver, a city mark for Warsaw (Poland, then a part of Russia), a maker's
mark of an anchor and “Malcz” for Karol Filip Malcz, one of the most well known
Warsaw silversmiths. One fork also has an assayer's mark with the date 1855.
This pair is in great overall condition, especially considering the old age.
There is some minor wear to the gilding on some of the high points, but there
are no damages and no repairs.
Length: 8 1/2 inches. Weight: 172 grams.