FINE PHILO GILBERT FORKS (3)
The pattern is an unnamed one (although sometimes called 'Queen of the Sea' to distinguish it) attributed Philo Gilbert of New York, ca, 1860, but seldom sold with his mark. Rather, a multitude of retailers – including Gorham and Shiebler – have appeared on examples of this pattern; these are marked with New York City jeweler Giles, Wales & Co. This was a full-line pattern having everything from place pieces to large and small servers. The condition is excellent – no tine wear, no scratches beyond polishing. A lovely script monogram AMW is on the front of each handle. They are 7.75 inches and weigh 168 grams.