Skewer (France), 19th century
This object was
Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt.
Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 19.1 x 3.8 x 0.7 cm (7 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
It has the following markings
On blade or pin: below the join a Minerva head indicating a .800 silver fineness, a standard used from 1838-1973; maker's mark of a diamond shape with a crowned "K" in the upper region, a cross in the lower region, a "J.S" through the center; a Bigorne on the opposing side.
Cite this object as
Skewer (France), 19th century; silver; L x W x D: 19.1 x 3.8 x 0.7 cm (7 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt; 1931-44-36
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.