Sterling Hand Hammered Cocktail Fork by Lebolt (Item #MW-leboltfork)
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Nice Sterling silver cocktail or pickle fork by Lebolt and Co (Chicago, IL), circa 1910. Flatware in the Lebolt pattern is beautifully handwrought and hand hammered. The piece has substantial weight, and is nicely balanced. The fork is 5 1/2" long and 5/8" wide, and is monogrammed with an applied raised letter K. The front and back of the handle as well as the back of the fork tines exhibit hammer marks on the surface. There are very light surface scratches and wear marks from use, but overall, it is in excellent condition. The back is clearly marked: STERLING HANDMADE LEBOLT. Please ask if you have more specific questions about condition.
Lebolt & Company is a Chicago firm which is well known for fine handmade and hammered Arts & Crafts flatware and holloware. Many pieces in this desirable pattern (known as the Lebolt pattern) are pictured on page 111 of Sharon Darling's book, "Chicago Metalsmiths".