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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Maker: William Gale and Son, American, active 1850–58; 1862–67

Fork

Patented 1847, manufactured 1853–59

Silver

7 3/4 in., 1.23 lb. (19.7 cm, 0.56 kg)
Gift of Stephen Parks, B.A. 1961
1973.44
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Stephen Parks, New Haven, Conn., by 1973; by gift to Yale Univeristy Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1973

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 86.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 172, no. 180, ill.

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.