6 Matching, Boston, "Olive" Coin Silver Dinner Forks
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Marked "S.T. Crosby" for the Boston retailer, 1854-61, each of these six forks measures 7 7/16" long. They likely were originally 7 1/2", dinner size, but show some tip wear on the tines (and light knife cuts on the backsides). Quite heavy, the group weighs 9.6 T oz.
The pattern is "Olive," with the actual maker probably Farrington & Hunnewell, also a Boston firm. In addition to the retailer's mark, they are stamped "Pure-Coin," a designation primarily used in New England.
The backsides have script "JHD" monograms.
They are in very good condition. There is slight softening of pattern detail from polishing, and they show the above mentioned tine wear, but overall these are better than fine. The finishes are brilliant, with a natural patina.
An additional set of six identical pieces is available, save the monograms are different, as is the retailer.