Table forks (2)

Object Number: 
1941.979ab
Date: 
ca. 1840-1860
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
each overall: 8 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 21.6 x 3.2 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handles: "MLH" in script stamped: on the undersides of the handles: cross in a square, bust in a rectangle, lion passant in a rectangle, "Yates" in a rectangle
Description: 
Pair of white metal table forks with upturned fiddle handles engraved, "MLH" in script; pointed shoulders and four curved tines on each; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handles.
Gallery Label: 
The initials "MLH" likely refer to Marianna Hawley, the sister to Elizabeth King Hawley (1833-1926) who was the donor's mother.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group