The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cake Serving Fork

Cake Serving Forks are rare and not found in many patterns. Most that I could find were in patterns by Wallace, International, Reed and Barton, and Jesen among others. They are very ornate and lovely pieces. Some silver companies will call the same utensil the Cake Serving Fork or Cold Meat fork while others have separate pieces. The Cake Serving Fork tends to have long slender tines.

(Shown in Majestic by Reed and Barton 8 3/8 inches)

Cake Serving Fork

(Shown in La Reine by Reed and Barton 8 1/8 inches)

Cake Serving Fork

(Shown in Lexington by JB & SM Knowles 9 1/2 inches)


(Shown in Waverly by Wallace 9 inches)

Cake Serving Fork in the Waverly (sterling, 1890, No Monograms) pattern by Wallace Silver

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