Child's fork and spoon

Object Number: 
1925.96ab
Date: 
ca. 1840 - 1855
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Part (spoon): 6 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. (16.8 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm) Part (fork): 6 1/4 x 3/4 x 5/8 in. (15.9 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: on the handles: "V S O" in script stamped: on the underside of the spoon bowl: "A. C" in a rectangle
Description: 
silver child's fork and spoon with pointed handles, cast in vertical halves, with c-scrolls and trefoil decoration and the engraved initals, "V S O" in script; molded handle sockets fitted with chamfered stems; spoon with squared shoulders and a pointed oval bowl; fork with a pierced bowl and four tines; maker's mark stamped on the underside of the bowl.
Credit Line: 
Gift of M. F. Savage
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group