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Wallace "Sappho" Sterling Silver 1898 Presentation Fork

Wallace "Sappho" Sterling Silver 1898 Presentation Fork
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An elegant and complex raised shell, bead, and leaf, design, Wallace's "Sappho" was issued in 1895.

This example, a 6 7/8" long, just under 1.4 T. oz., tea or dessert fork was a gift item.

The front reads in cursive lettering, "To Carrie," while the backside is inscribed "From Mother Dec. 4th 98."

A charming piece on its own, the memorialization of the affection Mother held for Carrie evidenced in this transforms a simple implement into a touchstone that enshrines their lives in a timeless and moving manner.

Apparently never used, this remains in the same condition it was when originally presented in 1898.

Marks on the reverse are Wallace's "deer head with RW&S" emblem and "Sterling."

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