Luncheon fork

Object Number: 
1956.185b
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 17.8 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "FM" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: an eagle in a square, "B MF(conjoined) I" in roman letters in a double rectangle
Description: 
silver luncheon fork with an upturned, threaded fiddle handle, engraved "FM" in script, flared shoulders and a pointed oval bowl with a threaded drop; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the bowl.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Keppler and Kenneth C. Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group