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Table forks (5)

Object Number: 
INV.14493a-e
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
each overall: 8 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 21 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handles: "WMB" in script stamped: on the undersides of the handles: star, fleur-di-lis, crown, leaf and a geometric shape all in chamfered rectangles
Description: 
Five silver plated table forks with slightly upturned fiddle thread handles engraved, "WMB" in script on the front; flared shoulders and four curved tines on each; maker's marks stamped on the undersides.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group