Oyster fork

Oyster fork
Title
Oyster fork
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Silver plate
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 15.6 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
silver plated oyster fork with a slightly upturned, threaded, pointed handle and three tines, one wider and pointed; maker's amrks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Object Number 
INV.14494
Marks 
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "J. H. H. & CO A1 12" incuse
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group