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Oyster forks

Object Name: Oyster forks (6)
Date: ca. 1905
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Each: 5 3/8 × 3/4 × 1/2 in. (13.7 × 1.9 × 1.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Six silver oyster forks with downturned oval handles with an allover floral pattern on the front and the undersides of the handles engraved, "LBS" in script; three curved and pointed tines on each; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the stems.
Credit Line: New-York Historical Society
Object Number: INV.14274a-f
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Marks: engraved: on the undersides of the handles: "LBS" in script stamped: on the undersides of the stems: "S" in a winged circle, "STERLING" and "THEODORE B. STARR"

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The initials "LBS" refer to Louise Bancker Stafford (1860-1934) who married William Howard Gilder in 1881.