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Dessert fork

Object Number: 
1944.149b
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 1 x 7/8 in. ( 17.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "M. A. Morris/ 28" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "J. & I. COX" in a rectangle
Description: 
silver dessert fork with an upturned fiddle handle with a short midrib on the front and the engraving, "M. A. Morris/ 28" in script on the underside; flared shoulders and four curved tines; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
This table fork was used by Margaret Antoinette Morris when she was a student at Miss O'Kies School.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John B. Morris, Jr.
Provenance: 
Margaret Antoinette Morris (b. 1830); to her brother John Babcock Morris (b.1839), who married Mary E. Faitoute; to their son John Babcock Morris Jr. (1881-1957), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group