Table forks (12)

Object Number: 
1955.44a
Date: 
ca. 1835
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 in. × 1 1/8 in. × 1 in. (21 × 2.9 × 2.5 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "B * G" in a rectangle, lion passant in a rctangle, "W" in a rectangle, bust in a rectangle
Description: 
One of a set of six silver table forks with upturned, threaded fiddle handles with short midribs on the front and the Morris family crest, a tower in flames, engraved on the underside of the handle; flared shoulders and four curved tines on each; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
Probably made for the marriage of Mary E. Babcock to William L. Morris who were married in 1827.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John B. Morris, Jr.
Provenance: 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group