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hello

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iconnumber posted 07-09-2005 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Tried to post this under Shiebler but it would not let me? I noticed that I am listed as a member by my name and not as a new member anymore, if someone could enlighten me to why? Any ways here is the post I tried to make.
Thought I would share this fork, from an apparent unknown pattern. (could find only one other serving piece on an online auction site (not ebay, and it is from there auction records, not an upcoming auction) It was a bonbon spoon but they did not list the pattern (and I would say that they would have to be in the extreme of knowledge and reputation?) anyways not 100% sure if posting a link to it is acceptable? Anyways, doesn't really matter. The fork measures roughly 10.75 inches long.

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 07-11-2005 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a wonderful fork. I really don't know what it is, maybe a lettuce server? Beyond that, might be for fish. It seems I have seen this pattern on souvenir spoons. Hope others more knowlegable will be able to give more information.

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2005 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was thinking a cold meat fork, but don't know for sure, b/c I don't have any books on shiebler yet- plus i don't know if this is a documented pattern.

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iconnumber posted 08-03-2005 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have been thinking and wondering if this is a possibility-since this pattern seems to be unidentified, yet inexcusably rococo in design (I looked it up -scrolling shells, floral, random yet well designed) I wonder if shiebler originally made this as the pattern "Rococo," but later changed to what is now known as rococo b/c of unpopularity, high cost to make? or maybe combo of the two. Any thoughts?

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Tad Hale

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iconnumber posted 08-03-2005 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tad Hale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a Lettuce fork. Lettuce forks and Lettuce spoons were made as a set and they are basically the same thing that we call salad sets today.

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ccm0717

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iconnumber posted 08-03-2005 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccm0717     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Given the length of the piece and the gold washed tines I would say that the piece is most likely a Lettuce Fork.

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venus

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2005 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for venus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
almost looks like a trident, which of course it is not.. but really a nice, nice thing

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2005 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think this is a lettuce fork. They have longer and more spread-out tines. I would guess this fork was made to pick up thinly sliced food products.

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2005 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
have adjusted the photos(honest, i didn't realize they would come up so annoyingly large smile and added a profile shot (and left my blackberry in the pic for reference, because of the crazy curve in the handle, it's sits a little sideways.) Hopefully this will clarify.

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