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Carving fork with horn handle. A decorative silver ferrule covers where the handle is attached to the fork. The fork has two tines and a guard that can pivot to be used as a rest. The patent for this is number 345044, issued on July 6, 1886.
"PAT. JULY / 6th 1886" (On single spur of guard/rest)
"STERLING" (On ferrule)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
1 1/2 x 1 (WxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation