Luncheon forks (6)

Object Number: 
1930.28a-f
Date: 
ca. 1830-1842
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 7 1/8 x 1 x 5/8 in. ( 18.1 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "T. FLETCHER" in a rectangle, "PHILA." in a rectangle
Description: 
Six silver luncheon forks with upturned, threaded fiddle handles with the Van der Kemp crest engraved on the underside of the handle, a starved tree behind two fish in a shield surmounted by an armor helmet; flared shoulders and four curved tines on each; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handles.
Gallery Label: 
These dessert forks belonged to the Van der Kemp family of Philadelphia, PA.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group