Dessert forks (12)

Dessert forks (12)
Title
Dessert forks (12)
Date 
1913
Medium 
silver
Dimensions 
each overall: 6 7/8 x 1 x 1 in. ( 17.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Twelve silver dessert forks with slightly upturned pointed handles with chamfered borders, threaded shield reserves engraved, "S" in gothic script with embossed laurel garlands around on the fronts and full midribs on the undersides; four curved tines on each with arched drops; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handles.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1942.110d.1-12
Marks 
engraved: on the handle: "S" in gothic script stamped: on the underside of the handle: Native-American bust conforming, "STERLING" in a scrolled cartouche
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