Dessert forks (2)
1830 - 1846
each overall: 6 3/4 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 17.1 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm )
engraved: on the handle of y: "MGH" in script engraved: on handle of z: "FHH" in script stamped: on the undersides of the handles: "SK" in a rectangle, "11OZ" in a rectangle, "F" and a pseudohallmarks
Pair of silver dessert forks with downturned fiddle thread handles engraved, "MGH" in script on y and "FHH" in script on z; four curved tines on each; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the stems.
The initials "MGH" refer to Mary G. Howard, who married William Hughes Gilder in Baltimore in 1856.
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder
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