Lot Details & Additional Photographs
A long handled pickle fork decorated with a climbing vine and leaves wrapping around the lithe handle, the recto featuring a charming cucumber dangling from the vine and identifying the use of this rare fork, faint gold wash to tines, no monograms.
8 1/8 in.
1.38 troy oz.From the Collection of the late Zirkle James Estes, Jr., Charlottesville, Virginia
Dale E. Bennett, "A History of American Pickle Servers" in Silver Magazine
, January/February 2007, ill. p 40.
This pickle fork was designed by Charles Osborne (1848-1920). Osborne was born in England, but began his career working for the American based Whiting firm in 1871. After ten years working at Tiffany & Co. from 1878-1888, Osborne returned to Whiting. He remained with the firm until 1915, retiring as vice president.
Overall in very good estate condition; some minor light scratching.