Oyster fork

Object Number: 
INV.14559b
Date: 
ca. 1905
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/8 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 13.7 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "S" in a circle with wings, "STERLING" and "THEODORE B. STARR" engraved: on the underside of the handles: "LBS" in script
Description: 
silver oyster fork with a downturned oval handle with an all over foliate design; underside of the handle engraved, "LBS" in script; three pointed tines; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
LBS is Louise Bancker Stafford (1860-1934), who married William Howard Gilder in 1881.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group