Dessert forks (2)

Dessert forks (2)
Title
Dessert forks (2)
Date 
1830 - 1846
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
each overall: 6 3/4 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 17.1 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
Pair of silver dessert forks with downturned fiddle thread handles engraved, "MGH" in script on y and "FHH" in script on z; four curved tines on each; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the stems.
Credit Line 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder
Object Number 
INV.14521yz
Marks 
engraved: on the handle of y: "MGH" in script engraved: on handle of z: "FHH" in script stamped: on the undersides of the handles: "SK" in a rectangle, "11OZ" in a rectangle, "F" and a pseudohallmarks
Gallery Label 
The initials "MGH" refer to Mary G. Howard, who married William Hughes Gilder in Baltimore in 1856.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group