ca. 1850 - 1870
each overall: 7 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 19 x 2.9 x 2.2 cm )
Three silver table forks with upturned wavy handles and scrolled thread and foliate decoration, engraved, "M L H" in script; scrolled shoulders, four tines and long threaded drops; b engraved, "JDGH" in script on the underside of the handle; c engraved, "Adelaide" in script on the underside of the handle; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the stems.
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
engraved: on the handles: "M L H" in script engraved: on the underside of b: "JDGH" in script engraved: on the underside of c: "Adelaide" in script stamped: on the undersides of the stems: "A. C. BENEDICT & CO" in roman letters in rectangles
The initials "M L H" possibly refers to Marianna Hawley, sister to Elizabeth King Hawley (1833-1926), who was the donor's mother. The engraving "Adelaide" refers to Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.