each overall: 8 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 in. ( 21 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm )
engraved: on the underside of the handles: in banners, "SPERO MELIORA" in roman letters
stamped: on the undersides of the stems: "B. GARDINER" in a rectangle between two "S" in rectangles
Four silver table forks with upturned fiddle thread handles with short midribs on the front and the Livingston family crest engraved on the underside, a ship of three masts on fess below a banner with the engraved motto, "SPERO MELIORA" in roman letters; flared shoulders and four tines on each; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the stems.
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