This pretty and unique pendant started life as part of a French service designed for serving dainty Hors D’Oeuvres, although I was also told that it would have been used for serving the ‘Fruits Confits’ (glace fruits) that are produced around the town of Apt in Provence.
The fork is beautifully engraved with an original leaf design and the tines themselves are an unusual shape.
It carries the original French hallmark, but has now been re-assayed at London and so carried the English Hallmark as well.
It hangs on a 24 inch curb chain.
The pendant is 7.2cm long
weight – 17.7 g