74th Punjabis. An Officers’ Mess silver dinner fork, London 1903


74th Punjabis. An Edwardian 8½ ins silver dinner fork of fiddle and thread pattern hallmarked London 1903 RS for the maker Robert Stebbings. It is engraved 74 beneath an imperial crown for the 74th Punjabis. The date 1903 is particularly significant being both the year of the Delhi Durbar to mark the Coronation of the King Emperor Edward VII and the year in which the 14th Madras Infantry was re-titled the 74th Punjabis. The fork is in excellent condition and weighs 92 gm, just under 3 ozs. may10/1

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