A VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY MODEL OF A MINIATURE DOG, PROBABLY A PUG
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A GIANT STAINLESS STEEL FORK

BY MARK REED, EDITION 6/20, MODERN

Details
A GIANT STAINLESS STEEL FORK
BY MARK REED, EDITION 6/20, MODERN
With etched signature to the rear 'Mark Reed VI', also 'Catherine de'Medici 1564' and 'STAINLESS STEEL', set into a weighted base
104 in. (264 cm.) high, excluding base
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Lot Essay

The 'Catherine de Medici 1564' inscription is a unique feature to this fork. Catherine de Medici was very important to the introduction of the fork to French High Society, making it a socially acceptable part of dining etiquette. In 1564 on her 'Grand Tour de France' she spent two years travelling across France with the aim of unifying her Kingdom and thus spreading the use of the fork across the land.
This fork is made of 316 marine grade solid stainless steel.
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