Marked by Peter Harache I (first mark entered 1698, free in 1682)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
Overall: 4.5 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/4 x 7 11/16 x 1 in.); Weight 56.7 gm (1 oz 19 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Silver gilt, steel
Not On View
The knife has a tapering cylindrical handle with a bun-shaped terminus. It is engraved with scrolling foliage and acanthus leaf borders. The fork has four tines, a flattened stem, and a trefid terminus. The spoon has an oval bowl, a rat tail, and a flattened stem with a trefid terminus. The handles of the spoon and fork are engraved with scrolling foliage against a striated ground. The handle of the knife is formed of a seamed sheet, engraved, and gilt. The forged steel blade extends through the handle, and fits into a hole in the terminus of the silver. The spoon and fork are both forged from single pieces of silver, engraved and gilt.
Engraved on each piece: M over GS; MK
On back of stem of fork and spoon, maker's mark PH a mullet between, a crescent below and two ermine spots and a crown above in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 150; rev. ed. 1989, p. 140); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter M
Purchased from Fireston & Parson, Boston, May 13, 1964, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour