Original, Scarce, International "Avalon" Solid Sterling Toast Fork
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International's "Avalon" is a turn of the 20th century design. It incorporates high relief, scroll, acanthus leaf, and shell motifs which combine to evoke the mythical island from which the line takes its name.
This item is an uncommonly found toast or bread fork (which is similar to a spinach fork in some patterns).
It measures 7 3/8" long overall and weighs 1.3 T. oz.
The defining characteristic of the piece is the slender, lengthy, three tine serving end. This has a decorative heel area, with reticulation between the tines and with pattern detail extending onto the shoulders and surface between them.
There is a script "P" monogram.
The condition is mint estate. Polishing wear is nil and the finish is bright and even. The tines remain straight, pointed, and free of bends, burrs, or nicks.
Marks are International's Wilcox & Evertsen indian head emblem and the word "Sterling."