Overall: 7 5/8 x 1 x 3/4 in. ( 19.4 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm )
silver dessert fork with an upturned fiddle thread handle with a short midrib and the engraved initials, "MGH" in script on the front; four curved tines; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the handles.
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
engraved: on the handle: "MGH" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "P. B. SADTLER BALTIMORE"
The initials "MGH" refer to Mary G. Howard who married William Hughes Gilder in Baltimore in 1856.
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