Dessert fork, from a twelve-piece place setting
On View In:
Gallery 300
Artist:   George Washington Maher
Gorham & Co.
Spaulding & Company  
Title:   Dessert fork, from a twelve-piece place setting  
Date:   1912  
Medium:   Silver, gilt  
Dimensions:   7 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. (18.1 x 3.18 x 1.91 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of funds from the Decorative Arts Council with proceeds from the 2005 Antiques Show and Sale  
Location:   Gallery 300  

Name:   Maher, George Washington  
Role:   Designer  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American, 1864-1926  
Name:   Gorham & Co.  
Role:   Manufacturer  
Life Dates:   Providence, Rhode Island, 1865-1967  
Name:   Spaulding & Company  
Role:   Retailer  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Marks on back of handle, stamped: [SPAULDING & CO. CHICAGO]; on one side of handle, stamped:[Martelé (lion  
Classification:   Metalwork  
Physical Description:   gold-washed tines, silver handle; rounded head with tapering tines; handle decorated with long-stemmed lilies with two flowers and two buds and EKG monogram  
Creation Place:   , United States, , ,  
Accession #:   2006.68.6  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts