Pewter fork, trifid finial, late 17th-century.

Table forks are gaining popularity in the late 17th century. The ones made of pewter had thick prongs to compensate the softness of the alloy.

This style was common both for the French and the English. Many examples are found in historical collection and at various archaological sites including dated shipwrecks. The forks we offer for sale are actually souvenirs that used to be sold at Port Royal site, Jamaica. This is a reconstruction based on a spoon found at his site. This English colony was engulfed in 1692, leaving an extraordinary testimonial of daily life at this time period.


$13.00 | CA$13.00