Fork Maker: William Gale and Son (American, active 1850–58; 1862–67)

Patented 1847, manufactured 1853–59

American Decorative Arts

On view, 1st floor, American Decorative Arts before 1900
Medium

Silver

Dimensions

7 3/4 in., 1.23 lb. (19.7 cm, 0.56 kg)

Credit Line

Gift of Stephen Parks, B.A. 1961

Accession Number

1973.44

Culture
Period

19th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Stephen Parks, New Haven, Conn., by 1973; by gift to Yale Univeristy Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1973
Bibliography
  • 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
  • "Acquisitions, 1973," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974), 86
Object copyright
Additional information

Object/Work type

forks

Marks

"W. G. & S." twice on back of handle

Inscriptions

Engraved "RHAT" on handle.

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