Sardine fork (Arabesque)
Overall: 6 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 5/8 in. ( 16.2 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm )
Silver Weight: 1 oz (troy) 4 dwt (37 g)
Silver sardine fork with downturned trifid-end handle with foliate scroll decoration and shield-shaped reserve, engraved, "D" in gothic script; baluster stem has fan-shaped terminal and chamfered sugarloaf shoulders; spade-shaped fork bowl has foliate engraving across surface and four pointed tines; maker's hallmarks stamped at underside of the stem.
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in memory of his mother Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
engraved: on the handle: "D" in gothic script
stamped: on the underside of the stem: "BALL, BLACK & CO STERLING"
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