Toasting Forks were originally used in the UK for toasting apples, cheese or puddings and some of the earliest examples date from the 16th century although the history of forks, their adaptations and usage go back thousands of years. They tended to be used by the middle to upper echelons of society and were sometimes referred to as toasting irons. Prior to the stove and toasting plates they were also used regularly to toast stale bread in front of an open fire and they also became more elaborate and decorative by design.
We have a Sterling Silver and horn toasting fork by John Deakin & Sons circa 1890. The horn handle is irregular and twisted with a lovely patina and the cap and fork sections are fully hallmarked. The Toasting fork is available for £445
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