International "Cambridge" Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork
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Dating from the late 19th century, International's "Cambridge" is a beaded pattern with a lined margin leading to a scrolled top.
This example is an 8 3/4" long, 1.0 T. oz., delicately proportioned, lettuce fork.
The serving end has three tines with trident ends. The heel is decorated with scroll and bead elements that echo the main pattern, and there are two round piercings that provide added embellishment. There are slight traces of an original gold wash remaining.
It is in flawless condition and without a monogram or removal. Pattern detail is crisp with no polishing wear. The tines are perfectly-shaped and free of bends, burrs, or nicks.
Marks are the Simpson, Hall, Miller "helmet and shield" division of International Silver, and the word "Sterling."