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Dessert fork and knife

Object Number: 
INV.14559de
Date: 
1838/39
Medium: 
Silver, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: 
fork: 4 3/8 x 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 11.1 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm ) knife: 5 1/4 x 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the blade: lion passant in a rectangle, oval bust, gothic "P", anchor in a rectangle, "GU" in a rectangle
Description: 
Silver and mother-of-pearl dessert fork and knife with tapered rectangular mother-of-pearl handles and molded oval handle sockets; flat curved blade on the knife; three pointed tines on the fork; maker's marks stamped on the blade.
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