Fork

English (London)
about 1740
Marked by Abraham Barboult (active 1706–1751)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

L. 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.); W. 2.5 cm (1 in.); Weight: 82 gm (2 oz 6 dwt)

Accession Number

33.275

Medium or Technique

Silver, steel

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Each knife and fork has a ribbed pistol handle cast in two vertically seamed pieces.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on side of each handle, the crest of Kilmore or Tany.

Markings

On side of handle, maker's mark AB incuse; on the other side, lion passant.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)