Decorative Arts and Design
pseudo hallmaeks: head, lion passant, C
Gift of Robert J. Mehlman
Fork with four-pronged bowl; scrolling at edge of shoulders runs up the sides of handle to cast acanthus decoration, surrounded by scrolling, at lower section of handle end; scrolling above this terminates at crest with cast asymmetrical foliage. Similar decoration on back of fork handle with double loop on back of bowl. Monogram engraved in script, back of handle: CH (?).
CONDITIOIN: Ends of prongs worn. Normal wear to handle; rubbed; monogram rubbed.
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E. Benjamin & Co. (British, about 1820-1840). Fork, ca. 1855. Silver, 6 in. (15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert J. Mehlman, 85.157. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.157_bw.jpg)
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