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Table forks

Object Number: 
1846 - 1861
each overall: 7 1/2 x 1 x 1 in. ( 19 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
engraved: on the handles: "SES" in script stamped: on the undersides of the handles: "10.15" in a rectangle besides "S. KIRK & SON" in a rectangle
Twelve silver table forks with downturned oval handles with engraved foliate decoration around the engraved initials, "SES" in script; four curved tines on each; makers' marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Gallery Label: 
The initials "SES" refer to Susan Elizabeth McLane (b.1831) who married Samuel Spencer Stafford (1825-1895) in Albany in 1854.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group