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Dinner forks (10)

Object Number: 
1950.349a-j
Date: 
1773-1788
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 7 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 20 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the underside of the stems: crowned, "S;" crowned "A;" with one of the following three crowned, "C*P/ D" (e, j); crowned, "J * A/ F" (d, i); and crowned P * N/S" (a, b, f). Forks c, g, h have illegible marks.
Description: 
Ten silver dinner forks with downturned fiddle thread, spatulate end handles, engraved on the underside with the Lenox family crest, a crowned lion passant on fess, small shoulders and four tines; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the stems.
Gallery Label: 
These forks, in the "à filet" pattern, were owned by prominent New York merchant Robert Lenox (1759-1839).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Sr.; Collection of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group