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Luncheon fork

Luncheon fork
Title
Luncheon fork
Date 
ca. 1835
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 16.5 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
silver luncheon fork with an upturned threaded, fiddle handle, flared shoulders and four tines; Morris family crest, a tower in flames, engraved on the handle; maker's marks stamped on the underside on the handle.
Credit Line 
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
Object Number 
1957.200a
Marks 
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "B.G" in a rectangle, a lion passant, "W" and a bust
Gallery Label 
Probably made for the marriage of Mary E. Babcock to William L. Morris in 1827.
Provenance 
Mary Elizabeth Babcock (1808-1851), who married William Lewis Morris (1805-1864); to their son John Babcock Morris (b.1839), who married Mary E. Faitoute; to their son John Babcock Morris Jr. (1881-1957), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group