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Serving fork and spoon

Object Number: 
1942.385ab
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Silver with gilding
Dimensions: 
Part (spoon): 9 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 2 in. (24.8 x 5.4 x 5.1 cm) Part (fork): 10 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (25.4 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: along obverse of each handle end: "M/D/M/B" in relief: along reverse of each handle: "TIFFANY & CO. STERLING PAT. 1895 T"
Description: 
Gilded silver "Colonial" pattern serving fork and spoon, both with spatulate handles with threaded edges and bifid ends with molded foliate designs; handle ends engraved along obverse surfaces with vertical series of initials "M/D/B/M" in script characters; spoon has bowl in form of cabbage leaf and three-tined fork has similar design; maker's hallmarks stamped along each handle reverse.
Gallery Label: 
The "Colonial" pattern was designed by Paulding Farnham (active before 1888-1908)and introduced in 1895, though it wasn't patented until October 27, 1896. It became inactive after 1913.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilmot T. Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group