6 AMERICAN SILVER COMPANY "MOSELLE" SILVERPLATE BERRY FORKS. The pattern is called "Moselle", an extremely popular grape motif design with superb details. The Moselle pattern was patented on April 10, 1906 and has a great Art Nouveau style with grapes, leaves and tendrils.
The American Silver Company also had higher quality silver plating than most other companies. They widely advertised that their silver plating process deposited at least 50% more silver than any of their competitors. When testing American Silver Company flatware today, the results frequently indicate the pieces to be sterling silver due to this heavy plating (but they are NOT sterling). Although the Moselle pattern was very popular and quite prevalent during the early 20th century, the berry forks in this design are extremely hard to find. These dainty forks were specialty pieces of flatware that were generally only owned by more affluent members of society.
Also called strawberry forks or grape forks, these utensils were used for the specific purpose of eating small fruits. During the early 20th century, strawberries were much smaller, not the large mutant varieties we have today. Each berry fork is only 4 3/4 long and has 3 tines. Both the handle and the area above the tines are decorated with an ornate grape motif. The back of the handle is marked with the American Silver Company (ASCO) logo of a globe above a crossed fork, knife and spoon.
The handle is also marked with the patent date "4-10-06". They are guaranteed to be original American Silver Company Moselle forks and not the later pieces produced by the International Silver Company.This pattern was popular back when it was in production and still remains popular and collectible today. Condition of these Moselle berry forks is EXCELLENT. The plating shows no sign of wear and the pieces have only minor scratches consistent with previous light use. Overall, the set looks fantastic and would make a wonderful addition to any Moselle collection. Please take a close look at the many photos I've included and judge condition for yourself.
As I mentioned previously, these berry forks are very hard to find. I ALSO HAVE A MOSELLE GRAVY LADLE FOR SALE. Closeup of Pattern Design on Handle. Design on Lower Portion of Forks.
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The item "6 American Silver Moselle Berry Fork Set Strawberry Grape Flatware International" is in sale since Sunday, June 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Flatware & Silverware". The seller is "virginia_quailman" and is located in Waynesboro, Virginia.
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