Serving fork and spoon

Serving fork and spoon
Serving fork and spoon
Serving fork and spoon
Title
Serving fork and spoon
Date 
ca. 1880
Medium 
Silver with gilding
Dimensions 
Part (spoon): 10 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. (26.4 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm) Part (fork): 10 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (26.7 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm
Description 
Silver Chrysanthemum pattern serving fork and spoon, both with wavy-end handles decorated with molded ornament culminating in a single chrysanthemum blossom at upturned end; spoon has pointed oval bowl; fork has oval bowl terminating in four triangular tines; both spoon and fork bowls have chrysanthemum drops along reverse sides and both are gilded along obverse and reverse surfaces; maker's hallmarks on reverse of each handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Harriet MacMartin Richards
Object Number 
1942.284ab
Marks 
stamped: on reverse of each handle: "TIFFANY & CO. STERLING PAT. 1880 M"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group