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Two-Pronged Brass Fork, circa 1900

$58Asking Price

About

Though chopsticks have become the quintessential dining utensil in China, forks were being used by the Chinese elite as far back as the Xia dynasty (2070-1600 BC), over 4,000 years ago. These forks were delicately carved of animal bone with two or three prongs, and are the earliest forks that have been ever excavated. Although chopsticks eventually surpassed the fork in popularity, this two-pronged fork shows that the utensil remained in use well into the 20th century. Simply formed of brass, the fork has developed a unique patina that speaks to its age and use.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Width: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)Depth: 0.25 in. (6.35 mm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: N210H1stDibs: LU820020548562

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $45 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 6-18 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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