each overall: 8 x 1 x 7/8 in. ( 20.3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm )
engraved: on the handles: "SA" in script stamped: on the underside of a: "ROCKWELL" in a rectangle stamped: on the underside of c: "WE" in a rectangle, lion passant, king's head in an oval, "a" in a chamfered rectangle an a leopard's head crowned sta
Three silver table forks with upturned fiddle handles with short midribs and the engraved initials, "SA" in script; squared shoulders and four tines; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
The initials engraved on the handles, "SA," stand for Susan Arden, an ancestor of the donor.
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
Susan (Susannah) Arden (1766-1824); to her sister Margaret Antoinette Arden (b.1770), who married Frederick Babcock (b.1771); to their daughter Mary Elizabeth Babcock (1808-1851), who married William Lewis Morris (1805-1864); to their son John Babcock Morris (b.1839), who married Mary E. Faitoute; to their son John Babcock Morris Jr. (1881-1957), the donor.
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