On page 305 of their book Ancient Inventions, authors Peter James and Nick Thorpe write "The table fork is probably an invention of the Eastern Roman Empire based at Byzantium, where forks were in use from the 4th century AD onward. From there they made agonizingly slow progress westward into Europe via Greece and Italy. When a Medieval Byzantine princess was given in marriage to a Doge of Venice, she took along some two-pronged forks; their appearance startled and shocked the Venetians. Despite Italy's status as a model for Medieval manners and style, forks failed to catch on in the rest of Europe until the eighteenth century"
Our 3 piece set of silverware is inspired by a fork and spoon set found in Byzantium, dating from the 4th century AD.
Our silverware features sterling silver fork prongs, spoon bowl and knife blade, bronze handles and silver terminals. Dishwasher safe.
Each 3 piece set comes with your choice of matching terminals, illustrated below.
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