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Dinner fork

Description

Sterling silver dinner fork with symmetrical serpentine shaped handle with beading, scrolls, bell flowers and abstract leaves on both sides. Engraved monogram "P" on handle end.

Details

Maker
Elkington & Co. (Silversmith)
Date
1861
Inscriptions
"P" (Engraved)
"[date letter] M / [anchor] / [walking lion] / [duty mark of woman's head] / E & Co." (Full set of British sterling silver hallmarks, Birmingham, 1861)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Birmingham (Birmingham borough, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
Fork, Dinner
silver (metal)
table forks
Dimensions
1 x 1/2 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1572.29
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
189521

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