Oyster forks (6)

Oyster forks (6)
Title
Oyster forks (6)
Date 
ca. 1905
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
each overall: 5 3/8 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 13.7 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Six silver oyster forks with downturned oval handles with an allover floral pattern on the front and the undersides of the handles engraved, "LBS" in script; three curved and pointed tines on each; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the stems.
Object Number 
INV.14274a-f
Marks 
engraved: on the undersides of the handles: "LBS" in script stamped: on the undersides of the stems: "S" in a winged circle, "STERLING" and "THEODORE B. STARR"
Gallery Label 
The initials "LBS" refer to Louise Bancker Stafford (1860-1934) who married William Howard Gilder in 1881.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group