Dessert fork

Dessert fork
Title
Dessert fork
Date 
ca. 1950
Medium 
Silver plate
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 17.5 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
silver plated dessert fork with a molded coffin end handle with daffodil motifs on each side; four curved tines; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Object Number 
INV.14264
Marks 
stamped: on the underside of the stem: "1847 ROGERS BROS" in a rectangle, "I" in a rectangle, "S" in a rectangle, "Daffodil" in script
Gallery Label 
Meriden Britannia Co. acquired the Rogers Brothers Co. and began producing sterling flatware with the "1847 ROGERS BROS" stamp ca.1878-1880. When International Silver Co. succeeded the Meriden Britannia Co. (ca.1898) they continued to produced wares with the "1847 ROGERS BROS", though they did not include their own company stamp on wares until after 1928. (see Noel D. Turner "American Silver Flatware 1837-1910" appendix pp.322, 325)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group