Serving fork

Serving fork
Serving fork
Serving fork
Title
Serving fork
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 )
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
Object Number 
INV.14463
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"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group