Oyster forks (11) (Cluny)

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Title:
Oyster forks (11) (Cluny)
Date: 
ca. 1883
Medium: 
Silver
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
each overall: 6 x 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 15.2 x 1.9 x 1 cm )
Date End: 
1 883
Description: 
Eleven silver oyster forks in the "Cluny" pattern with upturned trefoil end handles with an all over foliate design between geometric designs on the fronts; "SES" engraved on the undersides of the handles in script; three curved tines on each, one pointed; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Object Number: 
INV.14487a-k
Gallery Label: 
The initials "SES" refer to Susan Elizabeth McLane (b.1831), who married Samuel Spencer Stafford (1825-1895) in Albany in 1854.
Date Begin: 
1883
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group