Vintage cocktail forks are great for a retro style bar or kitchen - perfect for spearing cocktail garnishes or appetizers, and good conversation pieces when they come with a past...
This pair of cocktail forks is from the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Skirvin was built in 1910 by oilman W.B. Skirvin, who was determined to have the finest hotel in the Southwest. The hotel was plush, with amenities like running ice water in every room, and imported Austrian chandeliers that cost more than $100,000 each.
The Skirvin became a popular speak-easy during Prohibition. According to legend, during this time, W.B. Skirvin had an affair with one of the hotel maids. A scandal ensued, and supposedly, the maid's ghost continues to haunt the Skirvin Hotel today.
Back to the forks - you never know when you might need protection from a ghost. Or, maybe your bar just needs a set of cool souvenirs from a historic speak-easy!
- Forks are 6 inches in length
- Top of handle engraved with the Skirvin logo
- Marked with I.S. Co. on the underside, possibly from International Silver Company
- Art deco style pattern at the bottom of the handle
- Sold as a pair