Overall: 8 x 1 1/8 x 1 in. ( 20.3 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm )
engraved: on the handle: "SL" in script
engraved: on the underside of the handle: in a banner, "SPERO MELIORA" in roman letters
stamped: on the underside of the stem: a bust in an oval, "G & M" in a serrated rectangle, lion passant in a rectangle, crow
silver tablefork with an upturned fiddle thread handle with a short mid rib on and the engraved initials, "SL" in script on the front; Livingston family crest engraved on the underside of the handle, a ship of three masts on fess below a banner with the engraved motto, "SPERO MELIORA" in roman letters; four curved tines; maker's mark stamped on the underside of the handle.
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