fork: 9 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 24.1 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm )
knife: 11 7/8 x 1 x 3/8 in. ( 30.2 x 2.5 x 1 cm )
stamped: on the handle sockets: "STERLING"
stamped: on the knife blade: "REED & BARTON"
stamped: on the fork rest: "PAT'D/ MAY 7TH/ 1878"
Silver carving knife and fork with pointed, mother-of-pearl handles fitted with molded handle sockets decorated with foliate scrolls; flat, curved, knife blade; fork has two long pointed tines and has cast folding thumb-rest consisting of prongs and trident at shoulder; makers' hallmarks stamped on knife and fork handle sockets, knife blade, and fork rest.
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
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