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Eight Matching c. 1865 Boston Sterling Place Forks

Eight Matching c. 1865 Boston Sterling Place Forks
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$250.00 Priced as set of eight. Eleven total available.

Marked "Sterling," these eight forks retailed by Boston's Crosby & Morse (1864-69) are transition pieces between the coin and sterling silver standards. Each one measures 7 3/16" long, while the group weighs 11.6 T. oz.

They have plain handles with rounded and upturned ends. The lower sections are engraved in a period design with a central palmette motif, while the ends have script "EL" monograms. The backsides are unadorned.

The are in very good estate condition. There is slight overall polishing wear, with softly patinated surfaces. The tines remain well-form with negligible tip wear and minimal knife cuts on the backs.

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