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Fork

ca. 1710–1720

Silver

L. 4 1/16 in. (103 mm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1397
Culture: 
British
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Geography: 
Probably made in England
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

According to tradition, originally owned by Ann Hurd (b. 1735), but also possibly originally owned by her aunt, Anna Hurd (1700-1718), or her great-grandmother, Anna (Wilson) Hurd (d. 1728); D. E. Furness; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 1, p. 319, no. 546, ill.

Sarah D. Coffin, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Design Museum, and COPIA: American Center for Wine, Food, and the Arts, Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table 1500-2005 (New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Design Museum, 2006).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.