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Object Name: Forks (3)
Date: ca. 1850 - 1870
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Each: 7 1/2 × 1 1/8 × 7/8 in. (19.1 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Three silver table forks with upturned wavy handles and scrolled thread and foliate decoration, engraved, "M L H" in script; scrolled shoulders, four tines and long threaded drops; b engraved, "JDGH" in script on the underside of the handle; c engraved, "Adelaide" in script on the underside of the handle; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the stems.
Credit Line: Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Object Number: 1941.966a-c
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Marks: engraved: on the handles: "M L H" in script engraved: on the underside of b: "JDGH" in script engraved: on the underside of c: "Adelaide" in script stamped: on the undersides of the stems: "A. C. BENEDICT & CO" in roman letters in rectangles

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The initials "M L H" possibly refers to Marianna Hawley, sister to Elizabeth King Hawley (1833-1926), who was the donor's mother. The engraving "Adelaide" refers to Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967).