Fiddle Thread Forks by Samuel Kirk - circa 1830-1835
Four fiddle thread coin silver forks of
unusual shape; 7-7/8 inches in length.
Marked on back “S.K.” “11.oz” And “Sam L Kirk.” An “H” monogram is on the front of
handle. The forks show wear to the front
area right above the tines but otherwise are in good condition. Samuel Kirk first used the mark “SK” in 1820
when he opened his shop in Baltimore and later began using “Sam L. Kirk.” In 1847, his mark changed to “Kirk and Sons.”