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Object Name: Dessert fork and knife
Date: 1838/39
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Medium: Silver, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: Part (Fork): 4 3/8 × 1/2 × 1/4 in. (11.1 × 1.3 × 0.6 cm) Part (Knife): 5 1/4 × 1/2 × 1/4 in. (13.3 × 1.3 × 0.6 cm)
Place made: Europe, England, Birmingham
Description: Silver and mother-of-pearl dessert fork and knife with tapered rectangular mother-of-pearl handles and molded oval handle sockets; flat curved blade on the knife; three pointed tines on the fork; maker's marks stamped on the blade.
Credit Line: Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Object Number: INV.14559de
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Marks: stamped: on the blade: lion passant in a rectangle, oval bust, gothic "P", anchor in a rectangle, "GU" in a rectangle