Table forks (12)
each overall: 7 7/8 x 1 in. ( 20 x 2.5 cm )
engraved: on the undersides of the handles: "LBS" in script stamped: on the undersides of the stems: "S" in a winged circle, "STERLING" and "THEODORE B. STARR"
Twelve silver table forks with downturned oval handles with an allover floral pattern on the front and short midribs on the undersides; undersides of the handles engraved, "LBS" in script; four curved tines on each; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the stems.
The initials "LBS" refer to Louise Bancker Stafford (1860-1934) who married William Howard Gilder in 1881.
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