Benjamin Halstead sweetmeat fork c. 1775


Halstead sweet meat fork, NY circa 1775

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Colonial American forks are quite rare and a small, delicate sweetmeat fork such as this is even rarer. Halstead made this in NY circa 1775. He was partners with Myer Myers from 1756-1766. The fork has a winged Griffen engraved on its handle and feathered edges. Te fork measures just 4 1/2 inches in length.