Table forks (2)

Object Number: 
1950.114ab
Date: 
1853-1869
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 8 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 21.6 x 2.9 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the underside of the handles: "B" in foliate script stamped: on the undersides of the stems: "J" in a circle, star in a circle, "P" in a circle beside, "TIFFANY & Co. STERLING"
Description: 
Pair of silver table forks with upturned fiddle thread handles; Beekman family crest, wings addorsed on fess over an armor helmet, engraved on the upsides of the handles; "B" in foliate script engraved on the undersides of the handles; flared shoulders and four curved tines; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Credit Line: 
Permanent Loan of the Beekman Family Association
Provenance: 
New-York Historical Society
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group