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Russian Armorial Silver Fork with Poison Test

Russian Armorial Silver Fork with Poison Test

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Continental: Pre 1900: Item # 145998

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A very rare Russian silver fork with a 4 point crown armorial and fancy monogram which look like "ON" or "NO". There is a strip of copper overlay on the back of the lower tine if you are right handed. The Russian immigre from whom I bought this several years back told me the copper is to test for poison. The 4 point crown denotes mid-level aristocracy related to the imperial line. (They often think differently so the monogram faces the opposite direction from how we normally mark it. Yet if you are facing it set on the table this is the right way to read it!) The hallmark specifies the Russian standard of 84. ""PJS"" is the silversmith. This is a solid fork with good weight.

Russian silver before the Soviet era was of very high quality and this is no exception.

6"" long. Excellent condition. Polishes beautifully. Rare item for the collector.

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