each overall: 8 x 1 x 7/8 in. ( 20.3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm )
Three silver table forks with upturned fiddle handles with short midribs and the engraved initials, "SA" in script; squared shoulders and four tines; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the handles.
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
engraved: on the handles: "SA" in script stamped: on the underside of a: "ROCKWELL" in a rectangle stamped: on the underside of c: "WE" in a rectangle, lion passant, king's head in an oval, "a" in a chamfered rectangle an a leopard's head crowned stamped: on the underside of e: "WE/ WF" in a rectangle, lion passant, king's head in an oval, "T" in a chamfered rectangle an a leopard's head crowned
The initials engraved on the handles, "SA," stand for Susan Arden, an ancestor of the donor.
Susan (Susannah) Arden (1766-1824); to her sister Margaret Antoinette Arden (b.1770), who married Frederick Babcock (b.1771); to their daughter Mary Elizabeth Babcock (1808-1851), who married William Lewis Morris (1805-1864); to their son John Babcock Morris (b.1839), who married Mary E. Faitoute; to their son John Babcock Morris Jr. (1881-1957), the donor.
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