Imperial Russian Silver lemon fork hallmarked in Kostroma circa 1880. used to put lemon in tea but could be used as a possibly pickle fork with three prongs, twisted rope stem with a bulbous shaped terminal and similar just above the heel of the tines. Both these shapes have 2 small holes which would have been put there during being crafted and used to let the gases out during casting. 
 
The fork bears the Russian marks for 84 silver (ie 875 grade) and the town mark of the ship for Kostroma in Western Russia used during the latter part of the 19th century.
 
It measures 13 cms long and weighs 7 grams.
 
A very pretty and useful fork with an unusual town mark.
 
Condition: The fork is in antique  condition commensurate with age and usage. It has a scratch on the fork part on the opposite side from the hallmark see photo. The twisted stem undulates a little in the middle. Other than these couple of age related comments it is in good condition.  

Imperial Russian silver lemon fork c1880

£35.00Price
  • Lovely Imperial Russian silver lemon fork used to put lemon in tea but could be used as a possibly pickle fork. With three prongs it has a twisted rope stem with a bulbous shaped terminal and similar just above the heel of the tines. Both these shapes have 2 small holes which would have been put there during being crafted and used to let the gases out during casting. 
     
    The fork bears the Russian marks for 84 silver (ie 875 grade) and the town mark of the ship for Kostroma in Western Russia used during the latter part of the 19th century.
     
    It measures 13 cms long and weighs 7 grams.
     
    A very pretty and useful fork with an unusual town mark.
     
    Condition: The fork is in antique  condition commensurate with age and usage. It has a scratch on the fork part on the opposite side from the hallmark see photo. The twisted stem undulates a little in the middle. Other than these couple of age related comments it is in good condition.  

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