Western Tableware Wood Forks Dessert

£15.00

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Material: Wood Forks and Spoon
  • Culture: Western
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HISTORY OF FORKS AND COOKING USTENSILS

Bone forks have been found in archaeological sites of the Bronze Age Qijia culture (2400–1900 BC), the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–c. 1050 BC), as well as later Chinese dynasties. A stone carving from an Eastern Han tomb (in Ta-kua-liang, Suide County, Shaanxi) describes three hanging two-pronged forks in a dining scene. Comparable forks have also been depicted on top of a stove in a scene at another Eastern Han tomb (in Suide County, Shaanxi).

In Ancient Egypt, large forks were used as cooking utensils.

In the Roman Empire, bronze and silver forks were used, many surviving examples of which are displayed in museums around Europe. Use varied according to local customs, social class, and the type of food, but in earlier periods forks were essentially used as cooking and serving utensils.