Serving fork and spoon (Colonial)

Object Number: 
INV.14547ab
Date: 
ca. 1885
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Part (spoon): 10 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. (26.7 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm) Part (fork): 10 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. (26.7 x 5.7 x 3.
Marks: 
engraved: on the handles: "SSS" in ribbon script stamped: on the underside of the both fork and spoon bowls: lion passant, anchor, gothic "G"
Description: 
Silver serving fork and spoon in Gorham "Colonial" pattern with upturned oval handles and gadrooned bands around the stems; handles deeply engraved "SSS" in ribbon script; scalloped shell bowl on the spoon is fluted and has additional shell at the handle joint; scalloped shell bowl on the fork has three pointed tines; maker's hallmarks stamped along the undersides of both the spoon and fork bowls.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise S. Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group