Table forks (12) (Cluny)

Object Number: 
INV.14521rr-ccc
Date: 
ca. 1883
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 7 x 1 x 7/8 in.
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
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.
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