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Serving fork

Object Number: 
INV.14463
Date: 
ca. 1891
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 21.9 x 7.3 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: o the handle: "E/ E/ G" in script stamped: on the undersides of the stem: "W" in a circle beside two-headed griffin, "STERLING PAT 1891"
Description: 
Silver and gilt serving fork in "Louis XV" pattern; triple-swell fiddle-end handle with shell tip decorated with foliate scroll borders and engraved initials "E/ E/ G" in script; five rounded-end gilt tines joined at bottom and at shoulders; maker's marks stamped on underside of stem.
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