From my own collections of elegant tableware, this is an English bread server, 8 5/8" long and 1 1/2" wide long-tine fork in ivory and English sterling silver or possibly silver plate (no hallmark) handle. The elegant long fork tines are not sterling, and are marked silver plate. EPNS, nicely silvered and still polishes up like fine silver. A must have for any fine dining table. Shown on one of my plates, but the plate is not included - just a prop.
Very good to excellent condition, Victorian to Edwardian era finery, one piece that isn't made in French utensils, so I have several in English make, each to be sold separately. Full measurements noted on photos, and views from both sides. Polishes beautifully, as you can see, and has no breaks to the beautifully crafted ivory handle.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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