Table forks (4)
These silver table forks feature the Livingston family crest on the undersides, a demi-Hercules with a club in the left hand and a snake in the right, below a banner with the engraved motto, "Si Je Puis." This family motto refers to the Livingstons' early years in North America. Robert Livingston the Elder (1654-1728) sailed from Scotland to New York in the 1670s and was granted both a title and territory in the Hudson Valley by King George I of England. These forks may have been owned by Margaret Maria Livingston (1783-1818), daughter of the Chancellor, and her husband Robert L. Livingston (1775-1843).