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J. Hollister "Tipt" Coin Silver Mid 19th Century Pie or Pastry Fork

J. Hollister "Tipt" Coin Silver Mid 19th Century Pie or Pastry Fork
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$22.00

Julius Hollister, whose name along with the words "Pure Coin" appears on the backside of this 5 3/4" long, .6 T. oz., fork, began working in Hartford, Connecticut in 1841, then relocated to Oswego, New York, with a short time in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

While Hollister was of no particular distinction, this pickle or early pastry fork is an unusual form in that it has four tines, the lowest one of which is widened. Most examples of such mid 19th century pieces have three tines.

The tines are relatively lengthy as well and are joined to a deep, upswept heel with elongated, chamfered shoulders.

The handle stem is narrow and leads to a broad, "Tipt" end that in this instance is engraved "Flora." in flowing script lettering.

It is in very good condition, showing evidence of light use only, and having a warm patina.

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