Overall: 6 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 16.5 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm )
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "B.G" in a rectangle, a lion passant, "W" and a bust
silver luncheon fork with an upturned threaded, fiddle handle, flared shoulders and four tines; Morris family crest, a tower in flames, engraved on the handle; maker's marks stamped on the underside on the handle.
Probably made for the marriage of Mary E. Babcock to William L. Morris in 1827.
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
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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