Dinner fork

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1861

GUSN

GUSN-189551

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

Descriptive Terms

table forks
silver (metal)
Fork, Dinner

Inscription

"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.),

Additional Identification Number

J479

Maker

Elkington & Co. (Silversmith)

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

1 x 1/2 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1572.5

Places

Birmingham (Birmingham borough, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom)