Antique Forged Wrought Iron Butcher Flesh Fork Heart Handle Twisted 2 Pronged
Description: During Colonial times and later, often many American homes were known to prepare meals over a wood fire. Kitchen tools - utensils similar to this one were used for a variety of needs were often seen hanging above the hearth on a timber or nearby the fire when not in use. This hammered, wrought iron 2-pronged flesh fork measures 19 3/4" inches long with a twisted handle above and below a flattened section in the center. What makes this special is the crafted heart shape finial at the top of the handle. It is clear the creativity and craftsmanship put into this early blacksmith work of art. One we don't see every day.
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Circa: Uncertain. Possibly 19th century
Length (overall including heart): 19 ¾”
Length (handle including heart): 17”
Prongs: 2 ½” L x 2 ¼” Width (at widest point)
Product Weight: 8 ounces
Markings: No visible makers’ marks or signatures
Material: Wrought Iron
Color: Dark Gray
Style: American Colonial
Origin: Acquired in Northeastern Pennsylvania – Coal Region.
Condition: Previously owned – used. Condition is consistent with age and normal use. In very good condition with normal wear, scuffs and patina.
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