knife, dessert
knife, dessert
knife, dessert

knife, dessert

Object

Accession Number
2017.001.001.003.006
Description
Sterling silver desert fork. Handles have a raised floral design at the ends. Incised acanthus pattern between the root of the tines and handle. Hallmarks indicate the maker of H. Matthews of Birmingham, England in 1896.
Narrative
This desert set with oak case was first owned and used by Dunsmuir descendant John William Bryden (1869-1953) and his wife Ellen Gertrude Tarbell (1882-1964) and was passed down through the family until it was acquired by The Castle Society. This high-quality set was added to the museum’s collection to aid in the presentation of the Dunsmuir-era at Craigdarroch.
 
History of Use
This desert set with oak case was first owned and used by Dunsmuir descendant John William Bryden (1869-1953) and his wife Ellen Gertrude Tarbell (1882-1964). They used it at their Oak Bay B.C. residence at 899 Transit Road and subsequently at their waterfront house in Royston, Vancouver Island (near Cumberland and Courtenay). It was then inherited by their son Gerald Robert Bryden (1913-1992) of Royston, and then by his daughter in Campbell River, from whom it was acquired by The Castle Society.
Date
circa 1896
Dimensions
20.5 cm x 0.5 cm x 1 cm
Material
Metal, silver, sterling
Manufacturer
H. Matthews
Technique
Country of Origin
England