Dessert knife and fork
fork: 8 1/4 x 7/8 x 7/8 in. ( 21 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm ) knife: 10 1/2 x 1 x 7/8 in. ( 26.7 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm )
stamped: on the handles: "H & T" in a rectangle on one side, "STER/ LING" in a rectangle on the other
Silver knife and fork with tapering, cylindrical handles, cast in two halves, with beading along the edges; foliate, beaded and molded bands decorated the ends and foliate motifs on the tips; molded handle sockets; flat, sabre or scimitar shaped steel knife blade; fork with two long slightly curved and pointed tines; makers' marks stamped on the handles; pitch filled or 'loaded' handles made in two halves stamped from sheet metal soldered together.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta de Peyster
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