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Salad or dessert fork, part of a fifteen-piece place setting

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The utensil has a plain ovoid end and a downturned handle.

Inscription

“B / L N” engraved on handle.

Marks

“STERLING,” “GEBELEIN” in a rectangle, and “Boston” in incuse italics struck on reverse of handle. “STAINLESS” or “GEBELEIN / STAINLESS” struck on knife blades, which often have “STERLING” stamped on side of handle as well. “GEBELEIN” in incuse letters and “STERL” struck on dinner knife, on side of handle. “GEBELEIN” in raised letters, within a rectangle, and “STERLING” struck on demitasse spoon, on reverse of handle.

Provenance

Commissioned in 1929 from Gebelein by the donors, who gave it to the Museum in 1981.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Fork, part of a fifteen-piece place setting

1929

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1981.379b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware