Carving knife and fork

Carving knife and fork
Carving knife and fork
Title
Carving knife and fork
Date 
1913
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
fork: 10 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 in. ( 27 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm ) knife: 12 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 32.4 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
silver carving knife and fork with pointed handles, cast in vertical halves, with chamfered borders, threaded shield reserves on each side, one side engraved, "S" in gothic script, with embossed laurel garlands around each; molded handle sockets fitted with ovoid guards; knife with a flat steel blade, curved on both sides, lower with an edge; fork with two long, curved, steel tine tines with a baluster stem and a handle a projection on which to rest one's forefinger and thumb; maker's mark stamped on the underside of the fork handle.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1942.110w.1-2
Marks 
stamped: on the underside of the fork handle: "STERLING"
Gallery Label 
This silver service was presented to William Sulzer (1863-1941), the former governor of New York State, by his Congressional District on his 50th birthday in 1913.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group