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TREFID SPOON
TRIFID SPOON

Trefid spoon or Trifid is a flat-handled spoon having a stem that widens at the top and has two notches that form it into a three-lobed shape suggestive of a clef hind's hoof (hence the French term "pied-de-biche")
The trifid/trefid is the earliest English flatware "pattern" in which the stems of both the spoon and the fork were made to match. These spoons have the bowl with a rat-tail support and were usually engraved with initials or, sometimes, with a foliate design. The trifid pattern was introduced in England when the court returned from exile and had a comparatively short life from about 1660 until the early eighteenth century.


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