Table forks (12) (Cluny)

Table forks (12) (Cluny)
Table forks (12) (Cluny)
Table forks (12) (Cluny)
Table forks (12) (Cluny)
Title
Table forks (12) (Cluny)
Date 
ca. 1883
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
each overall: 7 x 1 x 7/8 in.
Description 
Twelve silver table forks in the "Cluny" pattern with upturned trefoil end handles with an all over foliate design between geometric designs on the fronts; "SES" engraved on the undersides of the handles in script; four curved tines on eachmaker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Credit Line 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder
Object Number 
INV.14521rr-ccc
Marks 
stamped: on the undersides of the handles: lion passant, anchor, gothic "G" over STERLING" engraved: on the undersides of the handles: "SES" in script
Gallery Label 
The initials "SES" refer to Susan Elizabeth McLane (b.1831) who married Samuel Spencer Stafford (1825-1895) in Albany in 1854.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group