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Dessert fork

Object Number: 
INV.14559c
Date: 
1846 - 1861
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "EEG" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "S. KIRK & SON" in a rectangle "10.15" in a rectangle
Description: 
silver desert fork with a downturned oval handle with a foliate design around a rectangular reserve engraved, "EEG" in script; four curved tines; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
EEG is Emma Elizabeth Gilder (b. 1861), the aunt of the donor (Louise S. Gilder). Emma was a sister of Louise's father, William Howard Gilder (b. 1857, Maryland).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group