This is an exceptionally rare and beautiful serving fork with bold design made from multiple parts. The tapering handle is undecorated and joined by a a decorative ring to the lower section. The top is a beautifully cast lyre supported by two garlands emanating from florets. Very classical in its inspiration, the handle also features lion heads at the top of the lyre handles flanking a sunburst.
The three-tined serving end is also quite striking with lovely classical pierce-work and chased foliate design.
This rare antique serving fork is marked on the back 'TIFFANY & CO/ STERLING/ M/ 927'. It measures 9 inches long, weighs 4.10 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.