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by on September 30, 2011

I chose this fork because it is a 17th century Italian fork.  It is made of silver and has three prongs.  This is the way forks looked before the turn of the century and change came about. (http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/120006873)

In the 18th century forks changed to the four prong look.  It is and English dessert fork. I really appreciate the decorative nature of it. (http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/120007808)

When the 19th century came around there was even more change to silverware.  Steel became a more popular material. This is an early 19th century Flemish table set. (http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/120001919)

-Courtney Wilson

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