Decorative Arts and Design
second half 19th century
15/16 x 9 9/16 x 2 3/8 in. (2.4 x 24.3 x 6 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside of handle: a row of five tiny hallmarks containing, from left to right: "B"; "B"; [pictograph]; [pictograph]; "EP" within shield
Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston
Silver-plate fish fork. Shield-shaped fork with five tines; fork pierced across base with comma-shaped holes; fork tapers and arches up to form narrow handle with lobed grip at end. Handle decorated in relief on both top and undersides with foliate and shell forms.
Condition: Good; small nicks and scratches all over.
This item is not on view
Fish Fork, second half 19th century. Silverplate, 15/16 x 9 9/16 x 2 3/8 in. (2.4 x 24.3 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston, 1996.37.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.37.25.jpg)
overall, 1996.37.25.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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