Could anyone tell me anything about this sterling fork? I bought it at an auction for two dollars. It was hidden under a pile of cheap stainless flatware.
It is brite cut with flowers, leaves, vines, dots, and a shield shape with a monogram inside. The handle is twisted like a rope.
On the back is Hayden & Whilden 925 lion passant. The fork is 5 1/8 inches long, heavy, and is in excellent condition.
Is Hayden & Whilden a silversmith?
When was this fork made?
Is it a meat fork?
What is it worth?
Thank you for your help.