Antique Forged Wrought Iron Butcher Flesh Fork Heart Handle Twisted 2 Pronged

Antique Forged Wrought Iron Butcher Flesh Fork Heart Handle Twisted 2 Pronged

Regular price $155.00


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. 

Note:  Refer to "Condition" for additional information

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

Maker: Unknown

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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